Romford ambulance manager wins top NHS award

Romford’s ambulance operations manager has won a top NHS award.

Steve Colhoun was named the winner of the ambulance category of NHS Champions at a ceremony in central London on Thursday (11 December)

The awards, run by The King’s Fund, recognise the contribution of NHS staff to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NHS.

Steve was nominated for the support he delivered to his staff following the tragic death of Romford motorcycle paramedic Ron Pile. Ron died in April this year, aged 43, while on a motorcycle training course in Priddy, Somerset.

Steve said: “Ron was a highly respected member of Romford ambulance station and loved by everyone here. When the tragedy happened, it really affected all of us and we all still miss him deeply.

“I received this award, not just for me, but for all the staff who went to great lengths to bring us through a difficult period. Accepting this honour was on their behalf.”

In July Steve was also named London Ambulance Service’s Manager of the Year.

Two other members of staff – Waterloo motorcycle paramedic Rob Bentley and student paramedic Katie Vallis were also shortlisted for an NHS Champions award.


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