Sunday, 21 April 2024
Sunday, 21 April 2024

Air Ambulances UK Celebrates Women in Week-long Tribute for International Women’s Day

As International Women’s Day approaches this Friday, Air Ambulances UK has announced a week-long celebration dedicated to honouring the remarkable contributions of women in their sector.

Throughout the week leading up to March 8th, they are spotlighting the incredible women who make invaluable contributions to the air ambulance industry.

Air Ambulances UK will feature a series of interviews highlighting the advice and experiences of prominent women in the sector. Among those interviewed are:

  • Simmy Akhtar, CEO of Air Ambulances UK
  • Jessica Thomas-Mourne, HEMS Specialist Paramedic in Critical Care at Devon Air Ambulance Trust
  • Fleur Rath, Specialist Paramedic in Critical Care at Great Western Air Ambulance
  • Hannah Nobbs, HEMS First Officer at Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
  • Elaine Turner, Co-Pilot at Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance
  • Sinead Keane, Critical Care Paramedic at Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust
  • Zoey Spurgeon, Critical Care Paramedic at Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust
  • Kerry Penn-Ashman and Becci England Critical Care Paramedics at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
  • Dr Becky Morris at Magpas Air Ambulance

These interviews offer a glimpse into the lives and careers of these inspiring women, showcasing their dedication, expertise, and resilience in the face of challenges.

Simmy Akhtar, CEO of Air Ambulances UK, expressed her enthusiasm for the initiative, she said:

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s essential to recognise the invaluable contributions of women in our sector. Their dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to saving lives inspire us all. Thank you to all the women in our sector who have taken the time to share their experiences and insights with us.”

In the UK, one in four critical care paramedics is a woman and 1 in 5 critical care doctors identify as a woman. Additionally, according to data from the Civil Aviation Authority 2022, only 3.7% of helicopter pilots are women.

For more information and to follow our International Women’s Day celebrations, please visit: www.airambulancesuk/international-womens-day.

Air Ambulances UK is committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion within the sector and beyond. Together, let’s celebrate the achievements of women today and every day.

To find out more about Air Ambulances UK please click here.


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