Lincolnshire

New paramedic joins air ambulance crew

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance has been boosted by the arrival of a new critical care paramedic to join its crew.

Lucy Hutton secured her new role earlier this month after completing a rigorous selection process. Lucy had to undergo fitness tests, emergency scenarios to test medical skills and a written exam.

Along with other participants, Lucy also had to complete various other scenarios to test their compatibility with the charity’s four values – Teamwork, Respect, Innovation and Compassion.

Lucy will now fly on board the yellow Ambucopter as a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Paramedic.

Lucy, who lives in Nottinghamshire, spent five years serving as a paramedic with EMAS. She is also a qualified Search Technician with the Nottingham Search and Rescue team.

She was also previously a registered nurse working in both Adult Intensive Care and A&E.

She said: “I am so proud to have joined the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and be part of this incredible team. It is amazing to be working with them and helping to deliver clinical care to those who need it most.

“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 marks its 25th Anniversary this May. Since completing its first assignment in 1994 the charity has been called upon to respond to over 19,800 missions.