I wonder if Tumblr would be able to help out here…
Yesterday, Northern Irish trauma doctor and campaigner Dr John Hinds died suddenly in a motorcross accident. I met this man briefly about a year ago whilst doing first aid training and he was brilliant; he really didn’t deserve to die so young.
He’d spent a lot of his time campaigning tirelessly for an air ambulance service in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is one of the only countries in Western Europe without an air ambulance service. At present, if a patient is critically injured they are taken to hospital by road, or if they are lucky a PSNI or coastguard helicopter - neither of which are properly equipped for medical purposes.
In his memory, a petition has been set up which you can sign here: https://www.change.org/p/the-northern-ireland-assembly-lets-push-ahead-with-dr-john-hinds-campaign-to-get-an-air-ambulance-off-the-ground-for-northern-ireland-as-he-no-longer-can-a-lasting-tribute-for-an-exceptional-man-rip-doc-hinds?recruiter=336711343&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
If you can sign it (or even just reblog this post), even if you’re not from NI, it would be massively helpful. If we could get a service established, it would be the most wonderful legacy to Dr Hinds.