Clinicians and emergency medical dispatchers are now presented with a certificate and a branded stork pin badge if they have assisted in the birth of a baby to mark the happy occasion.
Wigan based Paramedic, Jaroslaw Wierzycki and Emergency Medical Technician, Mark Smyth became one of the first to receive pin badges after they helped delivered a baby in the ambulance.
Communications Manager, Sarah Morley, said: “As an ambulance service, our staff spend a lot of time helping people in the worst moments of their lives but in the event of a birth, it’s a rare opportunity for them to play a part in the happiest and we thought that it is something we should recognise.
“There’s always a buzz around the control room or ambulance station when a baby has been born and it’s an extremely proud moment for our staff to be involved in.”
In just ten days since the scheme has been launched, we have already received nine nominations for team members who have been involved in births.
Our Communications Team issues the badges and certificates which are then presented to staff by their local managers.