New doctors join Air Ambulance

Wednesday, 09 November, 2011

Dr Magnus Nelson

Dr Mark Salmon

Two new specialist doctors have joined life-saving charity the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

Dr Magnus Nelson joins the charity on a six-month secondment from the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he is a consultant in emergency medicine. Dr Nelson has also worked at local A&E hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Guildford and the major trauma centre at St George's Hospital in London.

He said: "I have always been interested in pre-hospital medicine and this is an amazing opportunity for me to learn in a well-respected system that strives to deliver the best care in often very challenging circumstances." Dr Mark Salmon also joins the trust on a 12-month secondment after also working at St George's where he qualified in 2003. He has also worked at Ashford Hospital in Middlesex, St Richard's in Chichester, St Helier, East Surrey, Kingston and Epsom.

The 33-year-old is a registrar who specializes in anaesthetics and has also worked in A&E, paediatrics and orthopaedics. He said: "I joined the Air Ambulance to gain experience of major trauma and medical emergencies in the pre-hospital environment. I have always thought that this is the most exciting job in the whole field of medicine. I had not ever flown in a helicopter until I started this job."

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