A new critical care paramedic has joined the crew of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to help save lives across the two counties.
Lucy Hutton secured her new role earlier this month after completing a rigorous selection process – including fitness tests, emergency scenarios to test medical skills, and a written exam.
As part of the two-day selection process, participants were also asked to complete various other scenarios to test their compatibility with the Charity’s four values; Teamwork, Respect, Innovation and Compassion.
As part of her new role with the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, Lucy will fly on board the Charity’s iconic yellow Ambucopter and help provide the best possible critical care to people suffering the most serious of illnesses and devastating injuries.
Lucy, who lives in Nottinghamshire, joins the medical team following 5 years serving as a Paramedic with East Midlands Ambulance Service.
Prior to her most recent role, Lucy was a registered nurse and spent time working in both Adult Intensive Care and Accident & Emergency.
The highly-experienced paramedic is also a qualified Search Technician with the Nottingham Search and Rescue Team.
This is Lucy’s first posting as a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) Paramedic and says she is “thrilled” to have joined the crew.
“I am so proud to have joined the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and be part of this incredible team,” she said.
“It is amazing to be working with them and helping to deliver clinical care to those who need it most.”
Lucy joins the team in what is shaping up to be a big year for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, as the Charity marks its 25th Anniversary in May.
Since the Charity completed its first mission in 1994, the crew have been called upon to respond to over 19,800 missions, delivering specialist medical attention to the people of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire during their greatest hour of need.
Lucy has been blown away by the public support for Charity. She added: “The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is a local Charity that has a huge impact on local people, so being able to be a part of this extraordinary Charity and to help others really is a dream come true!”
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance receives no direct Government funding and relies solely on the support of the communities to raise the funds needed to keep the Charity’s iconic Ambucopter flying. Every year they respond to an average of 1,000 potentially life-saving missions, each costing approximately £2,500.
Visit the website if you’d like to find out more about the life-saving work of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance or to make a donation.