The Chief Executive of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has thanked staff and the South West community for all their hard work over the past week.
Ken Wenman praised both staff and the local communities for pulling together and helping out hard working ambulance crews whilst they carried out their emergency responses, battling the elements during the extreme cold weather.
Ken praised his staff for their dedication and professionalism whilst working under such cold and difficult conditions – even just getting to work has seemed almost impossible at times.
“I’d like to thank our dedicated teams of volunteers and responders as well as the kind members of the public who had 4x4s and helped our crews to do their work during some exceptionally difficult conditions.
“I have watched our teams go above and beyond their day-to-day frontline roles and have witnessed true commitment, compassion and dedication.
“I heard numerous examples of how many of our staff and members of the public showed true professionalism and duty of care to both patients and colleagues alike. There are too many names to mention individuals, but I want them to know that it is recognised and genuinely appreciated.
“It was an exceptionally difficult time for all of us in so many ways, thank you for giving so much.”
Some Twitter posts from staff @swasFT (see twitter for images)
· A crazy few days at work with #thebeastfromtheeast Very proud to work with such resilient amazing people! #NHS The communities have been amazing with helping to push vehicles, including ambulances and helping to dig pathways for patients! @swasFT
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