Tuesday 31st December 2013 – 11.23am – Murray MacGregor.
Dr Malcolm Russell, one of the Trusts Medical Incident Officer has received an MBE for services to Emergency Medicine in the New Year’s Honours.
It comes only a year after he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for voluntary work with the emergency services.
Dr. Russell often responds for the Trust as a BASICS Emergency Doctor as part of the Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS). In addition he has deployed to natural disasters such as the Japanese Tsunami and Christchurch earthquakes as part of emergency aid and support for those countries.
Dr Russell said: “I feel very humbled to have been awarded an MBE when I work with so many other well-deserving individuals who are so dedicated to looking after our patients.
“For me, this represents collective appreciation for the work we all do as a team.
“I am very happy to be a cog in the machine that is the West Midlands Ambulance Service and, in particular, would like to thank my family and my colleagues in the Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) for their years’ of support and dedication too.”