We’re excited to announce that UK-Med’s founder and Chair, Professor Tony Redmond OBE, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by Pride of Manchester.
Tony is Professor of International Emergency Medicine at The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and has led the UK’s response to international humanitarian disasters for more than 30 years.
He’s one of the world’s leading experts in disaster response, and set up field hospitals in west Africa during the Ebola crisis, in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake and the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, as well as of course being the founder and current Chair of UK-Med.
UK-Med developed out of the South Manchester Accident Rescue Team (SMART). SMART was a local medical team, acting in support of the rescue and ambulance services in Manchester, founded by Tony when he was working as an Accident and Emergency Consultant in busy South Manchester hospitals in the 1980s.
“Receiving this award is overwhelming, but it's also very emotional. I’m Manchester born and bred - I’ve worked all over the world, but I’ve always lived in Manchester - and I’ve been supported right from the very start by the people of Manchester.”
– Professor Tony Redmond OBE
Redmond was presented with his award by fellow Mancunian Elbow singer Guy Garvey, who spoke about Redmond’s achievements at the Pride of Manchester awards on 10 May 2022.
“When I think about what Tony has done and how many millions of people he’s facilitated to live – he’s remarkable,” he said.
“I’m just so very very honoured and proud to be here with him. The attitude at the top filters down in organisations, and that’s why what Tony has done is so special.”