Local paramedic joins Yorkshire Air Ambulance
A Brough man is among four new Yorkshire Air Ambulance recruits who have been talking about their experiences working for the charity.
Steven Dawber is one of the paramedics that form part of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance critical care team – comprising 11 consultants in emergency medicine and 20 paramedics who work as crew on the two YAA helicopters delivering the life-saving service 365 days a year.
Paramedics are seconded from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust on a two-year basis.
Mr Dawber has been a qualified paramedic for the last 12 years. He started his medical career in 2002 working on non-emergency patient transport, then progressing to A&E and in 2008 he sat his paramedic exams.
His career has been predominantly spent working in Hull where he also became a clinical supervisor in 2013 and was seconded to the post of clinical development manager before joining YAA.
Speaking about why he joined Yorkshire Air Ambulance, he said: “I had reached a point in my career where I wanted to challenge myself again and go to jobs where I could learn more skills and push myself.
“Working at YAA offers a different method of transport, different skills and medication and most importantly, you can make a difference to someone’s life. I saw this on my first week of work here, where a journey by land would have taken 40 minutes, but it took just four minutes by air.”
Visit www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk to find out more about the service.