From left: David Tassicker, Chair of ACT Chapter for Paramedics Australasia; Crystal Cooke a student paramedic from Charles Sturt University; Cameron Edgar an Aeromedical Paramedic from NSW

Paramedics Australasia represented the profession at the presentation of the most trusted profession award held by Reader’s Digest in Sydney on Wednesday 25th of July. PA representatives Cameron Edgar, an Aeromedical Paramedic from NSW, Crystal Cooke a student paramedic at Charles Sturt University, and David Tassicker, Chair of the ACT Chapter of Paramedics Australasia, accepted the award on behalf of the profession.

“Australians everywhere place a great deal of trust in paramedics and we are proud to work in a profession that continues to receive such a high level of trust from the public.” Mr Tassicker said.

The award was presented to Cameron, Crystal and David during an afternoon ceremony held to recognise all recipients for the 2012 series of Most Trusted awards. Paramedics have topped the list of professions for the past eight years.

“We are pleased to represent the profession through the peak professional body, Paramedics Australasia, and we accept the award on behalf of paramedics across the nation. Through Paramedics Australasia the profession will continue to provide a national platform for the development and promulgation of policies and service standards that will enhance the quality of patient care.” said Mr Tassicker.