Congratulations to Australian Cypriot Stacey Solomou recognised in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours List.

Stacey has demonstrated commitment to frontline ambulance services for over 25 years. She has excelled in roles of operational and clinical leadership that include Intensive Care Paramedic, Area Clinical Team Leader, Clinical Support Officer, Bicycle Response Unit, Peer Support Officer, State Duty Manager and most recently Operations Manager for Clinical Services.

Stacey Solomou (SA), received an Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) for her sustained and meritorious commitment to ambulance services, the South Australian Ambulance Service, and the South Australian community.

Stacey Solomou has been recognised for attaining a high level of excellence in her Ambulance service career in South Australia. From 1997, Ms Solomou has committed to frontline ambulance services demonstrating exceptional leadership and a high standard of clinical practice.

Involvement in community programs like Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) and Paramedic Pete, Ms Solomou has made substantial contributions across the board as a Paramedic while also promoting children’s safety in the SA community.

“From an organisational point of view, we are so privileged to help people in their absolute dire time of need,” Ms Solomou tells The Greek Herald.

Among the list of accolades in her 25-year career within the SA Ambulance Service, Ms Solomou has been recognised for being Area Clinical Team Leader from 2011 – 2018, Clinical Support Officer from 2007 – 2011, Bicycle Response Unit since 2011, Peer Support Officer from 2001-2008, Intensive Care Paramedic since 2001, State Duty Manager since 2019, and she is currently relieving as an Operations Manager.

“It’s an honour to be recognised but it takes a team of people. I accept the award on behalf of everyone who has been with me throughout my career,” she says.