Ambulance award

Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children  Start of Life
Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children  Start of Life

A life-saving collaboration has been recognised with a national award.

Lincolnshire’s Joint Ambulance Conveyance Project was named the winner in the Acute Service Redesign category at the Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards.

The partnership project between Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES) was shortlisted for the national award after joining forces to take patients to hospital.

“We are honoured that the JACP has received such an award,” said Dr Simon Topham, clinical director for LIVES.

“It is a testament to all the hard work of those involved, who embraced the challenge to deliver a new and innovative way of working.”

Divisional commander at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Sean Taylor, added: “It’s fantastic news that we’ve won this award.

“It demonstrates how the emergency services are working together to deliver the best service possible for the residents of Lincolnshire.”