Award for Wales Air Ambulance's Swansea Crew

The Swansea Crew of Wales Air Ambulance have received a prestigious Gail Williams' Award for their work during the Gyln-Neath mine rescue.

The award recognises individuals or teams who have provided clinical excellence in the pre-hospital setting.

The winners, paramedics Chris Connor and Jason Hughes and pilot Captain Grant Elgar, were selected for their efforts in attending the mine collapse in 2011.

The team helped to treat a patient who was trapped in the mine. Once on the surface Wales Air Ambulance airlifted the patient to Morriston Hospital where he recovered after further treatment.

We’re really proud to win this award; I was just doing my job albeit a more difficult one than usual and I’d like to think that most paramedics would have made the same call. This is the first accolade that Chris and I have won and we’d really like to thank Michael Williams for his support as well as the public who fund the charity to make our work possible.**

– Jason Hughes, HEMS Paramedic