Posted on 20. Jul, 2015 in Clayton Update

Nominations are underway for the prestigious Ambulance Service Medal, which is awarded every year by the Governor General as part of the Australia Day Honours List.

The medal was established in 1999 to recognise meritorious and distinguished service of Australia’s ambulance organisations, volunteers and auxiliary members.

“Our local paramedics really are heroes,” Member for Clarinda, Hong Lim, said.

“Their dedication and commitment to saving people’s lives and helping them in emergency situations is inspirational.”

The Ambulance Service Medal is awarded to individuals who demonstrate exceptional skills, service and leadership.

In previous years, recipients have demonstrated innovation and creativity in developing new systems, procedures or techniques to improve emergency medical care for patients or the operations of Ambulance Victoria, or displayed extraordinary service, especially in times of emergency or disaster.

“This Award is one of the country’s highest honours – it recognises those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and made a real difference in the lives of people facing life-threatening medical emergencies,” Hong Lim said.

Members of the community can recommend a local paramedic to be nominated for this prestigious award by emailing or calling the electorate office 9543 6081.

Nominations for the 2016 Ambulance Service Medal close on Friday 24 July 2015.

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