I'm Jane, the Resuscitation Service Trainer. I am the ‘non-clinical background’ member of the Resus Service, which I joined a very long, long time ago, as the Co-ordinator/Administrator. I still undertake part of that role, in providing senior admin support for all the national courses; ALS / ATLS / NLS / EPALS. In other words, if you need a course, just email us (ekh-tr.ResusBookings@nhs.net ) and we’ll endeavour to help.
However, working alongside such talented people, I gained personal development along clinical lines by first becoming a Heartstart (Emergency Life Support) instructor, in association with the British Heart Foundation. I loved the teaching aspect and so went on to achieve First Aid at Work instructor status.
These days, I am an ILS provider and FAW instructor/assessor, as well as a holder of the Diploma in Education and Training. I will teach first aid/resuscitation skills to anyone standing still for long enough!
I am now old enough to get senior citizen discounts for things and thus have flexibly retired. Because I enjoy the job so much though, I am still around for a couple of days per week.
In my ‘spare’ time I sing with my local church choir (serious stuff) and for other groups (less serious stuff). I do weddings too! I also indulge my passion for drama by being a member of Minster Playhouse. I have a long suffering husband of over thirty years and a son who now works abroad; I don’t think it was anything I said….