Paramedics’ video blogs from Ebola mission in Sierra Leone

Monday 1st December 2014 – 2.40pm – Chris Kowalik.

Two West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics who are among 30 NHS staff in Sierra Leone as part of Britain’s fight against Ebola have spoken of their experiences in the first of a series of weekly video blogs.

Gerard Kelly who is based in Lichfield and Tom Waters, a critical care practitioner with Midlands Air Ambulance are working with GPs, nurses, psychiatrists and consultants in emergency medicine. Following initial intensive training, they will work in treatment centres built by British Army Royal Engineers and funded by the Department for International Development.

Their videos are provided by international humanitarian agency ‘GOAL’:



Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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