9th Dec, 2016

Evesham Paramedic pair awarded for 90 years service

Aaron Wise 16th Aug, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A PAIR of paramedics from Evesham have been honoured for their combined service of almost 90 years.

Philip Crowther and David Hankins were rewarded for their committed service to the NHS by Coun Frances Smith, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, during a council meeting on Wednesday (August 3).

The pair, who work for West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) at Evesham Community Ambulance Station, were presented with special certificates marking the achievement.

Coun Smith invited the duo to the meeting as she was so inspired by their dedication and wanted to formally thank them on behalf of the people of Wychavon.

Mr Hankins started working for the ambulance service in July 1969, while Mr Crowther began his career in October 1975 in London.

At WMAS’ ‘Long Service and Excellence Awards’ in April, Mr Crowther and Mr Hankins also received medals to mark more than 40 years of service.

Coun Smith said: “It’s people like David and Philip that make the NHS what it is. Without the exceptional skill, dedication and commitment shown by these two people and the thousands of others like them up and down the country, the ambulance service would not be able to achieve the high standards of service we’ve all come to expect.”