Congratulations to Dr Paddy Morgan who recently won the Association of Air Ambulances award for Doctor of the Year 2018. Paddy is a very popular and long-standing senior WMT instructor who began with us as a medical student on a WMT course. He’s a Critical Care Doctor with the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity – GWAAC – that covers Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and surrounding areas.
Medical Director Dr Harvey Pynn (also a GWAAC doctor) said “Paddy was nominated for the award for being an all round awesome doctor but for a particular case where he resuscitated a cold, lifeless young man on the muddy banks of the Severn Estuary. Paddy’s expertise in cold wet places made him the perfect man for this job. The patient had a core temperature of 18 degrees C, was resuscitated in the mud, on the muddy path, in the muddy ambulance and all the way to the then muddy hospital, put on CPB (cardiopulmonary bypass) at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and after a prolonged hospital stay has been discharged with an almost full neurological recovery.”