SOME of the region's most caring and dedicated ambulance workers have been honoured at a regional awards ceremony.

The North East Ambulance Service’s (NEAS) Beyond the Call of Duty Awards, were held at Hardwick Hall, in Sedgefield, on Friday.

The annual awards recognise the outstanding contribution of NEAS employees.

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The 12 award categories cover all aspects of the Trust’s service provision from emergency care to operations centre and patient transport.

NEAS chief executive Yvonne Ormston said: “Our employees make a difference, day in, day out and it’s important for us to take the time to recognise the amazing work of the truly remarkable team at the North East Ambulance Service.

“Although we can only recognise a handful of those, we should not forget everyone who works for the emergency services regularly puts the lives of the community before their own. Each of our winners truly embodies the Trust’s values of responding to the needs of individuals and treating patients and colleagues with compassion, care, dignity and respect."