Celebrating those who have demonstrated highest levels of patient care and innovation across Cheshire and Merseyside, North West Ambulance Service held its Achieving Clinical Excellence awards.

Winners were rewarded for their clinical excellence and achievements over the past year.

Runcorn and Widnes World:

Chief executive Daren Mochrie (far left) and chairman Peter White (far right) present Peter Fisher and Danielle Phelan  with the John Harrison Award alongside John’s wife Margaret (second from left)

Daren Mochrie chief executive said: “The awards are an opportunity to reward our professional employees who are committed to delivering the highest quality of patient care as well as members of the public who have stepped in to make a real difference.

"As chief executive I am extremely proud to recognise such outstanding achievements.”

Categories and award winners:

• Consultant Paramedic Award – Leona Blayney, Craig Butterworth, Gary Fitzpatrick, Gareth Owen, Jade Parry, Danielle Shaw

• Advanced Paramedic Award – Wayne Evans, Dylan Hughes, Jessica Heath • Clinical Leadership Award – Andy Baines

• Supporting Clinical Excellence Award – Cheshire & Mersey Fleet Team • Mentor of the Year – Paul Campbell

• Student of the Year – Samuel Hebden • Communication Centre Award – EOC Orange Team

• Innovation and Change Award – Darren Earley

• Patient Choice Award – Sarah Camplin, Andrew Hazley, Michael Jackson, Diane McGann, Aaron Murray, Michael Quirk, Stephen Rickards

• Everyday Hero Award – Total Fitness, Crewe

• The John Harrison Award for Outstanding Achievement – Peter Fisher, Danielle Phelan and Andrew Carter-Sweeney

The final award was in memory of Dr John Harrison, the trust’s former associate medical director "who exemplified the highest clinical standards of care."

The recipient were emergency services team Peter Fisher, Danielle Phelan and Andrew Carter-Sweeney who were recognised for outstanding professionalism when faced with a colleague having a medical emergency.

Their award was presented by Dr Harrison’s wife Margaret along with their colleague who thanked the team for their life-saving actions.

Winners were selected from peer nominations by a judging panel consisting of head of service, Dave Kitchin, consultant paramedics for Cheshire and Mersey, Nick Sutcliffe and John Collins alongside the trust’s medical director Dr Chris Grant.

All winners were presented with a certificate and award to recognise their actions.