Liston Award

Russell Liston was an SA Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedic and a member of Paramedics Australasia and who tragically died in June, 2011.

Russell’s name will live on with the establishment of a highly valued award named in his honour, the:

“Russell Liston Award for Clinical Excellence”

Russell Liston was an exceptional paramedic and a true professional. To his family – he was much loved and is greatly missed. To his friends – he was loyal and always great fun. To his colleagues – he was an intelligent, highly skilled paramedic and natural leader. To his students – he was an outstanding educator and mentor, and he took great pride in the development of his students. To his patients – he was professional, confident and caring.

This award will be bestowed at the completion of each academic year to a paramedic student in the final year of their Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree at Flinders University who demonstrates the most outstanding clinical excellence during their clinical placements and university clinical topics.

The recipient will be recommended by the Professor of Paramedics at Flinders University to the Paramedics Australasia (SA Chapter) executive committee. The recipient will be decided by information received from on-road and hospital clinical placement reports, course co-ordinator and tutor feedback, peer feedback and other personal interactions. Please help us to continue Russell’s passion for student development by discussing this award among your colleagues and with students.

The award recipient will receive:

» identification as the best clinician of their graduation year

» a framed certificate of attainment of the “Russell Liston Award for Clinical Excellence”

» a $250 book voucher

» a 12 month complimentary membership to Paramedics Australasia

Russel’s parents have given their blessing to name this award in his honour.

Paramedics – If you would like to recommend an eligible student for this award, please email Hugh Grantham at Flinders University, and mention the award on the student clinical placement report.

Vale Russel – we miss you mate.

Past Recipients:

2012: Bianca Hillier