I served in the Royal Air Force as a medic, working in primary and secondary care as well as in aeromedical evacuation and emergency care. For the last 24 years I’ve worked for the Defence Medical Welfare Service, a charity working with the armed forces community and blue light services. As a DMWS Welfare Officer for 17 years, I worked in hospitals in UK and Germany, and completed operational tours in hospitals in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, delivering welfare support to patients and their families. I’ve also worked in civilian aeromedical evacuation, repatriating patients from across the world. My other experience includes volunteering as a Community First Responder with SCAS, and as a crisis volunteer with a mental health support service. I’m a Board member of the Institute of Welfare.
I now lead a team developing and delivering training around mental health, welfare and the armed forces community to a wide variety of external clients. In 2019, I was invested as a Member of the Order of St John.
As a SCAS Governor, I am looking forward to representing the people of Hampshire, putting forward their views as users of the ambulance service, and to promote the way the service is integrating with other NHS services to deliver excellent care.
If you would like to get in touch with Mark, you should do so at the following address:
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
7-8 Talisman Business Centre
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