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Hovertravel team commended by Isle of Wight Ambulance Service


At their annual award ceremony held at Northwood House, the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service presented pilots and crew from Hovertravel with the 2023 Team Commendation award.

The event was hosted by Victoria White, Director of IW Ambulance Service and awards were presented by Mrs Susie Sheldon JP, His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Chief Executive, Penny Emeritt and Joe Smyth, Chief Officer.

Victoria White said: “It is a real privilege to be able to recognise Ambulance colleagues in this way and celebrate the exceptional dedication and commitment they show to the service. It takes remarkable people to do what we do every day and I am incredibly proud of the service we provide to our Island community.”

Hovertravel team members were also recognised alongside colleagues from the ambulance and received the 2023 Team Commendation Award for their assistance during a medical emergency. In February of 2023 the Hovertravel team on duty assisted the IW Ambulance Service with a cardiac arrest at their Ryde terminal.

Steve Attrill, Head of Marine Operations at Hovertravel, also said: “Our emergency rapid off-island transfer service is a success because of the diligence and dedication of our staff and the close working relationship we have with the ambulance service. Everyone at Hovertravel is proud to be able to provide this facility and we salute our colleagues who have been recognised by this award.”

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