I came to Britain in 1975 having qualified as a doctor and also having worked in KG Medical College as a senior Lecturer. On coming here I worked in various NHS hospitals across England, whilst working in Aldershot I helped to train paramedics in Cannulation and Intubations.
I joined South Tyneside Hospital in 1981 as a Consultant Anaesthetist. Since my retirement in 1998 I have been working in voluntary organisations including South Tyneside Citizens Advice Bureau. I have also worked for Northumbria Police up until 2001 as a rape examination doctor.
I was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to South Tyneside PCG, I joined the Community Health Council, the Patient Public Involvement forum and finally LINks. I helped form Healthnet, which is a group of people from small and large organisations interested in the health communities of South Tyneside.
I have personal experience of using the ambulance service when in 2001 my husband who is a diabetic and has heart disease went into cardiac failure, the ambulance arrived within 10 minutes and he was having treatment within 20 minutes of the attack. I owe his life to the service provided by the paramedics.
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