NOTE: A list of Emergency Health Services Long Service Award recipients follows this release.
Sixty-three Emergency Health Services staff members with between 20 and 40 years’ experience were recognized today, May 24, for their service.
“When Nova Scotians need urgent medical care, paramedics, nurses and medical communications officers with Emergency Health Services are there to help,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
“They have the training and experience to respond in emergencies and save lives. More and more, they are also working in collaborative health-care teams to improve the care we offer in communities. We are all grateful for their expertise.”
During the ceremony, Kevin Davidson, a country music singer and paramedic receiving his 20-year award, performed his song When Those Sirens Are Gone.
In addition to the regular long service medals, a special long service award was presented to Carolyn Desjardins on behalf of her husband, Craig Desjardins, a regional support supervisor in the northern region of the province. Mr. Desjardins passed away suddenly last August, at age 41.
Paramedics and others who have worked for Emergency Health Services to Nova Scotians for 20 years or more are eligible for the EHS Long Service Award.