They do indeed drive safe and fast to emergencies. But our ambulance men and women’s alternating 6-week control room shifts matter just as much.
Redhill Library’s September Coffee Morning was an enthralling discussion led by Tom Campey, an experienced Resource Dispatcher at South East Coast Ambulance Service.
Tom vividly described the many different jobs he and his colleagues take on. Any day and every day, they may be giving life-saving medical advice on the phone, allocating resources to multiple simultaneous situations or fighting to save a stroke victim.
It’s clearly stressful. But just as clearly these dedicated professionals are there for us 24/7, whatever happens.
These themed Coffee Mornings are becoming more and more popular. Regulars are now being joined by new friends. And the age range is growing too, as our picture shows.
These days, libraries can be great places to meet new people – but also family members. When Tom needed someone to help demonstrate the ambulance team’s first steps with a patient, who should volunteer but his Mum who works at the library.
So thanks, Tina. For having a talented son, helping run an excellent library and being a very good sport.
At CARBS we're delighted to help promote the Library's coffee mornings on the first Wednesday of each month. There's a shared enthusiasm between the problem-solvers and the world of information and culture.