Dave is a Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine and joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in 2018. He works at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro and has always been interested in Pre-Hospital Care. When he is not working, Dave is most likely to be found walking on a Cornish beach with his family and their labradoodle puppy.
Simon is a GP with a specialist interest in Emergency and Urgent Care. He works with the Acute GP Service at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and as Medical Director Primary Care for South Western Ambulance Service. He has had a long standing interest in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. He chaired the 2016 BASICS and Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Conference Committee. He co-founded BASICS Cornwall and is now Chairman of BASICS Devon, responding on a regular basis. He also works with the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust supporting Paramedic Development. Simon holds the Diploma of Immediate Care and regularly teaches on BASICS education courses.
Will joined the Cornwall Air Ambulance team in 2016. He was appointed as a consultant in critical care medicine and anaesthesia at Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust in 2009. Prior to this he completed the majority of his training in the South West in addition to spending time working abroad in both South Africa and Australia. Aside from pre-hospital care Will has professional interests in echocardiography and medical publishing.
Anna is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in 2012. She works at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro and has a special interest in Pre-Hospital Care. She is also an instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Life Support and Advanced Paediatric Life Support.
Anna has previously worked in Australia at Royal Perth Hospital and also in the country's critical care aeromedical response and rescue service. She has also worked for Bristol Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and is experienced in managing the additional challenges faced when working in the pre-hospital environment.
She has accompanied trips as the Expedition Medic to Peru, China, Iceland, Kilimanjaro, Vietnam, Cambodia and Morocco as well as being involved in High Altitude Medicine research on Mount Everest. She was also the Chief Medical Officer for the Amazon Jungle Ultramarathon.
As an outdoor pursuits enthusiast, Anna loves spending time with her family on the beaches and cliff paths of Cornwall.
Schooled right here in Cornwall it was inevitable that Ryan would return to work here. His majority role is primary care, although ever since starting in medicine he has had an interest in pre-hospital emergency care. He's experienced this all over the world from MedicOne in Seattle, Johannesburg Emergency Dept, and eagerly following London HEMS as a medical student. He also still responds as a voluntary emergency doctor, always on call for Cornwall BASICS. Cornwall Air Ambulance is a great team, a great challenge, and Ryan likes giving the kind donors of Cornwall a service to be proud of.
Dave is our Lead Airbase Doctor and has been flying as part of the team since 2012 and assembled our doctor team in 2016. He has been involved with the Ambulance Service as a BASICS emergency response Doctor since 2005. Dave is a consultant anaesthetist and intensive care physician at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and has sub-specialist interests in Transfer medicine and Intensive Care Ultrasound. He is fortunate to love the flying as much as the opportunity to work with the team but he's, first and foremost, passionate about delivering high-quality trauma and medical care to the people of Cornwall.
When he's not working, Dave can occasionally be found tinkering in the garage when time allows.