Paul Liversidge - Chief Operating Officer
Paul joined Northumbria Ambulance Service in 1983 holding a number of operational, front-line roles including one of the first members of the helicopter air support crew. Paul was appointed to Cadet Officer in 1990 - developing 16 cadets on a two year training programme. He then moved into training and development in 1992. Paul took a year out to gain his MBA and returned to a Senior Manager role as a Divisional Commander in Operations before becoming General Manager of Patient Transport Services (PTS).
Following the merger between the Northumbria Ambulance Service and the Durham County Ambulance Service, Paul took up the post of Senior Divisional Officer for Accident and Emergency services in South and Tyne with the new North East Ambulance Service (A&E). He then took up the post of Director of A&E in February 2001 with overall responsibility for operational staff, control room staff and emergency planning.
Following the merger of the North East Ambulance Service with the Tees part of the Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service in July 2006, Paul was appointed to the role of Director of Operations. The Operations Directorate has overall responsibility for A&E services, PTS services, emergency planning, HART and operational support (Fleet, Make Ready functions and Resource Scheduling). Paul is married with two children and lives in Newcastle