Making his Mark: Queen’s Ambulance Medal for local team leader
Mark Treherne, Team Leader for the Scottish Ambulance Service, East of Scotland Special Operations Team, has been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal.
Mark has been with the Scottish Ambulance Service for 26 years. He began his career at Edinburgh South Station with the Patient Transport Service as an Ambulance Care Assistant, he then trained firstly as an ambulance Technician and then Paramedic, before moving into special operations work and leadership roles.
Based in Newbridge, Mark is responsible for leading and coordinating our special operations teams to respond to challenging incidents for the Service.
He has held a key role in planning, training and testing our preparedness to respond to major incidents and providing greater support and security for patients and our staff. In doing so he works very closely with a range of other organisations and services promoting effective team working in extremely hazardous situations.
Mark said: “It is a great honour to receive the Queen’s Ambulance Medal. I care passionately about working for the Service and it brings me a great sense of pride to receive such an accolade. However, I could not achieve this alone – I am greatly supported in my role by an incredibly hard working and dedicated team who continue to strive to further improve specialist care in east Scotland and beyond.”
Pauline Howie, Scottish Ambulance Service Chief Executive said: “I am delighted that Mark’s commitment and dedication in providing specialist care to our patients has been recognised in this year’s honours. Mark leads by example and has played a significant role in the development and innovation of specialist services that have benefited, not only our patients, but also our staff.”