Lisa was born in Cornwall and has worked for South Western Ambulance Service for 12 years, with the last 3 years as an Operations Officer in East Cornwall. She is very excited to commence her role as a Trainee Critical Care Paramedic, developing her skills and enhancing her ability to provide more specialist care within a challenging environment. Outside of work Lisa can often be found at the beach with her husband and two young children as well as enjoying running.
Pete joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in July as a trainee Critical Care Paramedic. He comes from Northampton, and moved to Cornwall with his parents 26 years ago. He has previously worked as a Retained Firefighter for 15 years, and a Paramedic for the Ambulance Service based in Newquay. He then became a Practice Placement Educator for the Trust. With an interest in anatomy and physiology, Pete is looking forward to developing his skills in trauma patients as he becomes a Critical Care Paramedic.
In his spare time he has set himself the challenge of walking all the coastal paths in Cornwall with his girlfriend and their dog. He also enjoys running and cycling.
Tom joined us in July as a Critical Care Paramedic. Originally from Tipperary, Ireland, Tom moved to England 10 years ago to train as a paramedic in London. He then went on to work in London for 2 years, before joining the East of England Ambulance Service in the Hazardous Area Response Team.
He joined Essex and Herts Air Ambulance in 2016, and saw an opening at Cornwall Air Ambulance. He was attracted to the location and job role, as well as the opportunity to develop his critical care skills. He is looking forward to developing the training and pushing the boundaries of the care we can provide in the hope that patients will be able to receive more specialist care on board.
Kris joined in May as a Critical Care Paramedic. He has previously worked as a Paramedic for the Ambulance Service in Penzance, and then became a Training Officer where he travelled around Cornwall and the rest of the UK supporting the development of training courses.
His main interest is acute medicine, and he is looking forward to returning to a more clinical role, and engaging with patients to provide the best possible care in a moment of crisis. He is also looking forward to developing additional skills and equipment training with the team to provide treatments that may not normally be available.
Jeremy has worked for South Western Ambulance since 1984 back in the days when it was Cornwall Ambulance Service. Since that time he has been very fortunate to have a varied and interesting medical and rescue career. He has been a lifeboat crewman, part of HM Coastguards cliff rescue team and worked for a ski resort as the rescue director which encompasses a role as a winch man on a helicopter rescue team in British Columbia. However, he maintains the highlight of his service has been as a Critical Care Paramedic with the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Recently Jeremy has completed SWAST’s Specialist Paramedic in Critical Care passport accompanied by a critical care master’s degree. He has found this to be a real challenge but very rewarding.
Stuart was born, brought up and has lived in West Cornwall all his life. He worked as lifeguard and swimming instructor before joining the ambulance service in 1992. He has worked on emergency ambulances since 1997. While based at Newquay, he joined the coastguard cliff rescue team.
Stuart was selected for the air ambulance and completed the HEMS training in 2002. Initially he was a part-time member of the crew whilst being stationed at Penzance and Helston. He is now delighted to be full-time on the aircrew. Stuart enjoys being outdoors and living an active life, he loves to travel and has been to and worked in Australia. He is a keen sportsman and enjoys running and coastal walking.
Mick joined the ambulance service in Cornwall (SWAST) in June 2002 after serving 11 years with the London Ambulance Service.
He has been working on the Cornwall Air Ambulance since May 2006 as a full time member of the team of six.