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Health workers in the spotlight; Club reports.

MIDDLESBROUGH ERIMUS ROTARY CLUB: Helicopter pilot and paramedic with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Lee Davidson and Emma Murphy, a clinical trauma supervisor, were the guest speakers.

Lee explained that Yorkshire Air Ambulance started in October 2000 with significant support from the AA who contributed 75% of costs for three years then reducing to 25% as charity money became sufficient to cover costs. The helicopters have been purchased a PS2.3m each.

Lee is the star of the BBC's Helicopter Heroes, a TV show following the flights and care given to accident victims.

records all surrounding activities. That is then edited and sent to the BBC for the weekly programme.

This documentary series has been a great help to the charity that supports the Air Ambulance.

Emma explained the use of the trauma decision tree which helps paramedics to decide which is the best hospital for particular traumas After the presentation there were many questions and a vote of thanks was given to the visitors, who are obviously very skilled, dedicated and professional.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Sep 29, 2012
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