Scilly Gets First Permanent Paramedic Role

Wayne Davey

Wayne Davey

South West Ambulance Service Trust has appointed the islands’ first full time paramedic.

Wayne Davey, who is 34, has relocated from Penzance to work permanently from St Mary’s hospital with the existing team of ambulance technicians. The paramedic role requires a higher degree of training and paramedics offer advanced levels of care for medical problems and trauma.

Wayne has previously worked here on secondment and provided cover for holidays and sickness. He’s given up many mainland commitments, including work with the rescue helicopter team from Culdrose.

He says he wanted to relocate with his family, as Scilly is a great place for kids to grow up and because he knows the islands well.

He contemplated living in Scilly and commuting to Penzance but Wayne says his employers found him a position that means he won’t have to make an expensive round trip every week.

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