Role: Trainee Critical Care Paramedic
When did you join Wiltshire Air Ambulance? July 2017
What is your background/training? I qualified as a Paramedic in 2007 after studying Paramedic Science at Coventry University and soon after began working for Great Western Ambulance Service in the Gloucestershire sector on double crewed ambulances and rapid response cars. In 2010 I took up a new position as a Paramedic with the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) based in Bristol. In 2014 I was appointed as an Operations Officer which involved leading a team of HART Paramedics and fulfilling the role of operational commander at the scene of complex or hazardous incidents.
What do you love most about your job? The nature of the incidents we attend often means the work is very dynamic and demanding. I enjoy the challenges of the role and it is very satisfying when you know you have made a difference. Meeting patients again when they visit the base after their recovery is a real privilege.I feel very fortunate to be part of a great team of experienced clinicians and pilots and of course, I’m very lucky to be able to fly around Wiltshire as part of my job!
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself... I’ve camped in the middle of the worlds largest lake, in Siberia, in winter.