Emergency Medical Technician Nick Davison has been presented with a Chief Officer’s Recognition of Performance for his compassion, professionalism and commitment while caring for an injured fisherman in challenging circumstances last year.

Nick was presented with his award by the Lieutenant Governor at Government House in December.

Nick and a colleague were tasked with responding onboard the RNLI St Peter Port Lifeboat to a fishing vessel 26 miles off the west coast of Guernsey, where a member of the vessel’s crew had suffered in a significant crush injury to his hand.

The outward journey took almost an hour in rough sea conditions with a heavy swell. Nick not cared for the patient on the return leg of the journey and  but also provided care for a colleague who had also become unwell.  Without this professionalism and determination, the patient would undoubtedly have received lesser care during their transfer to Guernsey.

Chief Ambulance Officer Mark Mapp said: “Being deployed on the Lifeboat so far offshore, and in such challenging sea conditions, is a rare event which many would struggle to cope with but Nick demonstrated the values of the Ambulance & Rescue Service by showing compassion, professionalism and commitment while delivering excellent care to the patient and his colleague in challenging circumstances. I would also like to acknowledge the assistance and professionalism of the crew of the lifeboat in this case.”


Posted: January 27, 2023