Brighton & Hove Albion’s matchday safety and medical team were rewarded for their tremendous work after being among the winners at the St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes awards.
Five football fans have had cardiac arrests at the Amex since it opened in 2011 – and all have survived, with the award recognising this fantastic achievement.
Albion’s head of safety and security Adrian Morris, Adrian Dry SECAMB lead for Amex, Sally Elliot St John co-lead for Amex, Trevor Moss St John co-lead for Amex and regional district manager, and crowd doctor Rob Galloway, were there to accept the award.
Adrian Morris said, “At Brighton and Hove Albion, we go above and beyond the basic levels of safety and medical support required.
“The medical team we have at the stadium and the care the team provides to everyone is first class.
“The stats speak for themselves: from the five cardiac arrests we’ve had at the stadium, every single person has been back to enjoy the football, which is incredible. I’m extremely proud of the safety and medical team here; they richly deserve this recognition.”
Dr Rob Galloway added, “The fact that since the AMEX opened, we have had five cardiac arrests out of five who have all survived with a great quality of life, is something which actually is remarkable and is thanks to the whole set up we have and how we work together as a team.”
St John Ambulance’s chief executive, Martin-Houghton Brown, also congratulated the award winners, and added, “The achievements of our award nominees and winners like the Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club matchday safety and medical team are extraordinary and I have been overwhelmed by the stories of their everyday heroism in protecting life and health.”
Click here for more information on the awards ceremony and for details of all the other winners.