Bakers Dolphin drivers praised for ambulance work
Drivers from Bakers Dolphin have been praised for their professionalism during a pandemic partnership with a Bristol ambulance firm.
Twenty drivers from the coach operator have spent the past 14 months with Bristol Ambulance Emergency Medical Services, based in St Phillips, Bristol, after lockdown restrictions prevented the coach company from running its popular holidays and day trips. Now that Bakers Dolphin is getting its fleet back on the road again with lockdown easing, the drivers have returned from their ambulance duties.
“Throughout their time with us, the performance, care, empathy and professionalism of the drivers from Bakers Dolphin has been exemplary” – Rob Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of Bristol Ambulance EMS
Rob Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of Bristol Ambulance EMS, said: “In April last year we began our partnership with Bakers Dolphin, to utilise their coach drivers on our Patient Transport Services as part of our COVID resilience planning.
“Over the past 14 months, the additional staff have been invaluable in enabling us to increase our service provision to the NHS, as we jointly battled through the height of the pandemic.
“Throughout their time with us, the performance, care, empathy and professionalism of the drivers from Bakers Dolphin has been exemplary, and everybody at Bristol Ambulance would like to say a huge, heartfelt, thank you for the supportive resilience they provided us with in what, at times, could only be described as a ‘war zone’.
“We wish all the Bakers Dolphin team the best for their future endeavours, now that the world of travel and tourism begins to re-open.”
Simon Honey, who has been a Bakers Dolphin driver for eight years, said: “It has been great to be part of such an amazing team of people.”
Bakers Dolphin has a programme of holidays and day-trips lined up over the coming weeks and months.