Pride of Britain


Advanced Paramedic, Paddy Ennis, who was first on scene at the tragic Manchester Arena terrorist attack, was given a Pride of Britain Award alongside the medical staff who worked tirelessly to save the lives of those caught up in the atrocity in Manchester on 22 May.

Paddy and the Manchester medics accepted the ‘This Morning Emergency Services Award for Special Recognition’ on behalf of all the medical staff involved in treating the hundreds of victims.

The award was presented by HRH Prince William, who said: “I got to witness first-hand the incredible actions and professionalism of our doctors and nurses. I can’t say enough about how proud I am about everything these guys and girls do on a day to day basis.

"I know you are all very modest about what you do every day. But I genuinely don’t know how you see some of the things you see.

“You take those scars home with you mentally yet you come back the next day and you continue to do fantastic work day in day out.”

Some 300 of our staff were involved in the response on the night.