Paramedic honoured with award for long service

Giltbrook paramedic Kay Gallimore with her Long service medal.
Giltbrook paramedic Kay Gallimore with her Long service medal.

A paramedic of more than 20 years has been presented with an award for long-service.

Kay Gallimore, 45, of Bakter Street, Giltbrook, started with East Midlands Ambulance Service in 1992 when it was known as the Nottingham Ambulance Service.

Based at Hucknall, Kay is a community paramedic, which involves attending emergency call outs.

Kay said: “I enjoy my job. It’s the people that I enjoy the most, knowing I can make a difference and help someone. You get to meet all sorts of people with all sorts of things. If I have made some sort of difference in 20 years then that’s my aim more than anything.

She added: “The award is an acknowledgement of what I’ve done for them over the last 20 years. During that time I have met a lot of different people and people in unfortunate circumstances. If I can bring a ray of sunshine into the days of the people I’m with then that’s great.

“I like the teamwork, we have a good team of people which is key in our job.”

This is not the first time Kay has had her work recognised. She was commended in the 90s for talking someone down from the top of a bridge.

Kay received her award at the Colwick Hall Hotel in Nottingham in April where a number of paramedics, technicians and control staff were given recognition for their hard work by the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.