Having recently retired from the Ambulance Service after 43 years both operationally and education I have seen and been involved in many changes both in staff training, equipment and vehicles to ensure the patient gets the best possible treatment. Completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner my interest in the voluntary sector led me to begin my career at Havant Ambulance station in 1971.
Over the years I was fortunate to gain an insight and experience into the many various areas and the changing roles of the service mainly within Hampshire. Selected for the forerunner of paramedic training in the 70s I was able to develop my skills in patient care over my career to a foundation degree in Paramedic Sciences via the Open University. Other areas have included winning two travelling scholarships toScandinavia to look at how schools teach basic life support to children, setting up a local basic life support Heartstart scheme and Presidency of the Ambulance Service Institute (ASI).
As an education manager for the trust before retiring staff development was a priority and my aim as a Governor is to help ensure this progressive trust maintains its high standards both in patient care and staff development. My outside interests include DIY, photography walking and travel.
If you would like to get in touch with Andy, you should do so at the following address:
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
7-8 Talisman Business Centre
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