A CRG Medical Services’ Healthcare Practitioner has been commended by Liverpool Shipwreck & Humane Society for her life saving actions.
Maria Michaels, a Custody HCP working under CRG Medical Services’ Merseyside Police contract, was nominated by colleagues from Merseyside Police for the award after she had shown bravery and professionalism when attending to an emergency.
Maria was off duty and went to the aid of a young male who was victim of a shooting. She provided immediate, lifesaving interventions whilst waiting for the arrival of police, paramedics and an air ambulance.
Without consideration for her own safety, Maria stayed with the casualty and administered first aid despite not knowing if the attacker was still in the vicinity, displaying both bravery and professional calmness throughout.
Her actions saved the young person’s life, actions that she was also to receive a commendation from Merseyside Police.
David Henretty, National Operations Manager at CRG Medical Services said: “On behalf of the Senior Leadership Team I would like to thank Maria for her actions. The award is extremely well-deserved and you should be rightfully proud of your actions.”
The Liverpool Shipwreck & Humane Society was set up in 1839 to assist in the saving of human life in cases of shipwreck, fire and other dangers, in and near the Port of Liverpool, or involving vessels registered in Liverpool.
The objective of the Society has evolved over a period of years and now recognises the actions of persons instrumental in saving human life from danger by the granting of medals, rewards and relief in cases which the Society may think deserving.