Award success for ambulance service apprentice

A North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) apprentice was one of the worthy recipients at a regional award ceremony this month. Joseph Picola, who works for the trust’s Patient Transport Service (PTS) and is based at Gateshead, beat off strong competition to win the overall Intermediate Apprentice of the Year award at the Regional NHS Apprentice Awards on 12 March. The trust’s PTS took more than 550,000 patients to and from hospital appointments over the last year. The 20-year-old, from Blakelaw, was ...