James needs your support to get to Nepal!

One of our directors, James, needs your support to get to Nepal!

Flight Medic UK’s director of finance and governance is heading to Nepal in April 2016 as part of the Dai Rees Foundation’s Life Support Nepal (LS-N) initiative.┬áThe Life Support Nepal project aims to improve health care in remote communities and across the country through education and working with outreach health programmes and established medical institutions.

The initiative is working with Dhulikhel Emergency Medical Services (DEMS) to create an effective pre-hospital care service and the Department for Community Programme providing education on current evidence based practice in emergency care.

Paramedic James will be using annual leave to make this trip and plans to use his experience as a former urban search and rescue (USAR) paramedic to lead on educating pre-hospital and in hospital staff in key areas of urban search and rescue which will give those he educates additional skills and knowledge should another earthquake or disaster strike. James said “I undertook a 21 day trek back in April 2008 during which time I treated an 80+ year old Japanese tourist for altitude sickness. This demonstrated the fragility of the health care system in Nepal and yet this tourist had travel insurance to pay for his care, which is a luxury that most locals do not have the benefit of. It is a real honour and a great privilege to be able to go to Nepal and hopefully pass on some skills to the local health care providers that will save lives in the future.

James intends to carry a GPS tracker and where possible provide updates of this work with regular blog updates thanks to a blog page being set up on the Vale Community Responders website

Should you wish to support James financially you can do so here: I’m supporting James!

Money raised will go towards flights and accommodation.