Two Norfolk County paramedics have been honoured with prestigious Quality of Care Awards from their peers across the western region of the province.

Shannon Bailey and Matthew Wiedrick were recognized for their outstanding patient care and community involvement.

Bailey was nominated for her tireless work as part of Norfolk’s Community Paramedicine Program, greatly enhancing service across the community, and has since returned to work on the road, putting patients first, and providing exemplary care to all those she encounters.

Wiedrick was nominated for his ability to easily put patients at ease while delivering high-quality care in the community. His ability to defuse difficult situations, and use his empathy and compassion for others, has resulted in many positive experiences for both his patients and their families.

“Patients truly are at the heart of what we do, and Shannon and Matthew’s work in our community really exemplify that,” said Paramedic Services Chief Sarah Page. “We’re incredibly proud to have such hard-working and dedicated paramedics as part of our team, serving the people of Norfolk County.”