Capital Health paramedic recognized with award

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 3:01pm

Patrick Kline, Emergency Department Paramedic at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII  is one of 17 paramedics awarded the Exemplary Service Medal Sept. 25 by Nova Scotia's Lieutenant Governor. This is a federal award and paramedics are nominated by their peers. Recipients must have shown exemplary service for at least 20 years and spent at least 10 years as a paramedic in a position that could put them at risk.

Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant presented the medals during a ceremony at Government House in Halifax.  

"Paramedics are highly skilled, caring professionals who think about others before they consider their own comfort and safety," said Lt.-Gov. Grant. "Nova Scotia is well-served by the example set by those honoured today and it is my privilege, on behalf of the Crown, to recognize their outstanding service to the people of our province."