Dr Chris Beng, Dr Anna Barrow and Dr Jonathan Morris each come with experience in different medical backgrounds, ranging from emergency medicine and anaesthesia to paediatrics, and have all worked for other air ambulance services in either the UK or overseas.
Dr Beng and Dr Morris are already on board and have been attending the most critically ill and severely injured patients across our region, with Dr Barrow due to start flying in February 2023.
Each new recruit will help us provide a fully staffed doctor and paramedic crew every day and night. The combination of a highly skilled paramedic and experienced doctor creates a uniquely skilled team perfectly suited to the unpredictable nature of the pre-hospital environment. This ensures our patients receive the very best care on what can be the worst day of their lives.
Together with our paramedics, these doctors aid with scene leadership, support complex decision making and provide advanced procedural intervention, ranging from open heart surgery to amputations, at the scene of an emergency.
Dr Morris said:
“I am thrilled to be joining Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. To be working with such an inspiring team who are so passionate about providing the best critical care to the people in our region, whenever and wherever they need it, is incredibly exciting. I feel truly privileged to be able to do this job, which would not be possible without the amazing support from our local community – thank you.”
Dr Barrow said:
“I am really excited to be working with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. The team have been amazingly supportive, welcoming and there is a huge breadth of experience for me to learn from. I can’t wait to start in February!”