Shaunna Farley – Saturday 8th July 2023 – 8am.
West Midlands Ambulance Service are proud to be celebrating the incredible Paramedic’s throughout their workforce on International Paramedics Day.
The day recognises and honours the crucial role that paramedics play in providing emergency medical care and life saving interventions to those in need.
International Paramedics Day is observed annually on the 8th July to acknowledge the dedication and commitment of professionals who work selflessly to respond to emergencies, administer life-saving treatments and offer reassurance and support to patients and their loved-ones during times of crisis.
This date is the anniversary of the birth of Dominique-Jean Larrey, the man often referred to as the ‘father of modern-day ambulance services’. International Paramedics Day has been created, organised and run by the College of Paramedics in the UK, with support from professional paramedics’ organisations from around the world.
As part of the celebrations, West Midlands Ambulance Service are shining a light on individuals within the service and the qualities that make them such an integral part of the service and of the community that it serves.
Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Marsh said: “West Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the enormous contribution that paramedics make to our healthcare system in the various roles they undertake, whether it be on the frontline, in our control rooms, our Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART), as critical care paramedics, Specialist Operational Response Team (SORT) paramedics, or our next generation of paramedics who are undergoing their training.
“All of you do a great job every day, often in very difficult and challenging circumstances. But it’s not just about the paramedics, it’s also about the whole ambulance workforce including our technicians, ECAs and student paramedics.
“When I think of the enormous progress the paramedic profession has made since I underwent my training 30 odd years ago, it’s fantastic. You should be rightly proud of the skills that you are all able to perform now to such a high standard, saving lives that were previously lost.
“Please enjoy and be proud of this International Paramedic Day – it is rightly deserved. I am enormously proud of all of you and please be assured of my continued support.”