Ambulance Service staff are celebrating after taking home a BAFTA!

Staff at West Midlands Ambulance Service are celebrating after a popular documentary series took home a BAFTA at last nights star-studded ceremony.

'Ambulance', which is currently airing its third series on BBC1 on Thursday nights, won Best Factual Series at London's Royal Festival Hall last night.

The programme, made by Dragonfly TV, goes behind the scenes of West Midlands Ambulance Service and looks at the staff and patients who they help twenty-four hours a day.

Paramedic, Katie Cartwright, who featured in the very first story of the first episode when she helped to save the life of a cardiac arrest patient was at the event along with Rich Phillips who is a controller in the Emergency Operations Centre at Brierley Hill and Claire Brown from the Trust’s Press Office which co-ordinates the filming from a Trust perspective. Kirsty Cunningham, Executive Producer at Dragonfly Television, said:

“We couldn’t have made it without patients and their families. We satellited into their lives, at unknown times, and they allowed us to tell their stories.

"But really, this series goes to the heroes in green. It was our privilege to be able to capture the way they work with such compassion and care - tt’s our love song to the NHS.”

Paramedic, Katie, added: “On behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service, we’d like to thank Dragonfly for portraying the ambulance service for what it really is. We’ve had an amazing time and can’t believe that we’ve won, we’re so excited!”


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