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Double Success for Yorkshire Ambulance Service Staff at Best of Health Awards

10 December 2014

Staff from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) have been honoured at this year’s Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards.

Jason Carlyon, Clinical Development Manager for YAS, and the Restart a Heart Campaign Team received prestigious awards at a celebratory lunch at The Hilton Hotel, Leeds on Monday 8 December 2014.

Jason, who is based in Scarborough, won the Emergency Response Worker of the Year Award for his work in leading the Yorkshire-wide Restart a Heart Campaign in October 2014 to teach CPR to around 11,800 schoolchildren in 50 schools across the county in one day.

His nomination said “Jason was the driving force behind the event” and the judges said it was obvious he had worked extremely hard to ensure it was such a success.

The Restart a Heart Team won the Yorkshire Evening Post Team of the Year Award, one of the toughest categories, for the coordination of the campaign across schools in Yorkshire. 

Jason was delighted with the accolades. He said: “Winning these awards is fantastic. It is such a positive thing for YAS, especially for the individuals who were involved in organising and coordinating this large-scale event.

“The Restart a Heart Campaign is such a huge and inspiring initiative, which was only successful due to the hard work and dedication of our off-duty ambulance staff and community first responders. To be recognised for this work is extremely humbling and we are all very proud to have been involved in passing on our life-saving skills to members of the public.”

Rod Barnes, Interim Chief Executive at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said: “We would like to congratulate Jason and the Restart a Heart Team for their achievements. To have several members of staff recognised for their efforts in teaching a life-saving skill to thousands of children across Yorkshire is extremely commendable and we are very proud of them.”

In addition, Colin Jones, a paramedic based in Leeds, was shortlisted for the Emergency Response Worker of the Year Award for his work to raise standards, share his knowledge and learning with other colleagues and for his work with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

YAS Best of Health Winners 2014

YAS Best of Health Winners 2014 - Neil Marsay, Community Defibrillation Officer, Andy Sanderson, Paramedic, Stuart Daynes, Clinical Development Manager, Jon Richards, Paramedic, Jason Carlyon, Clinical Development Manager, Liz Harris, Clinical Development Manager, Janice Whitehead, Community First Responder, Claire Frisby, BBC Look North Breakfast News, Denise Moorwood, Community and Commercial Education Manager, Paul Stevens, Community Resilience Locality Manager, Claire Geary, Clinical Development Manager, Maria Amos, YAS Charitable Fund Fundraiser

Produced By: Corporate Communications Department