September 24th, 2016

Ebola mission for paramedic

Ebola mission for paramedic Ebola mission for paramedic
Updated: 9:58 am, May 07, 2015

A PARAMEDIC who regularly saves lives in Worcestershire has flown across the world to fight ebola.

Thomas Waters, who works on the Helimed 03 and MERIT Trauma teams within West Midlands Ambulance Service, travelled to Sierra Leone on Saturday (November 22) alongside more than 30 NHS volunteers including his WMAS colleague Gerard Kelly.

They are currently completing a week of training in the capital Freetown before moving to British-built ebola treatment centres across the country.

Before departing, the 26-year-old said: “I feel anxious and nervous but confident in the training that we have had by the military so we can practice safely.

“If we can make a difference to just one life it will all be worth it. It is important to remember we are the first wave and here to develop a platform for other volunteers to follow on from us.”