World renowned lecturer Sir Keith Porter will be speaking about the West Midlands Care Team at Bedford Lodge No 925 on Friday 13th October 2017.
The meeting will be held at Severn St masonic rooms, Birmingham City Centre.
About Sir Keith Porter
Professor Sir Keith Porter is one of the founding members of CARE and is a consultant Trauma Surgeon and the Clinical Director for Trauma at University Hospital Birmingham. He is Professor of Clinical Traumatology at the University of Birmingham. Since 2000 he has been the civilian clinical lead for the care of injured soldiers to the UK from both Iraq and Afghanistan (former Camp Bastion) to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
In 2002 Sir Keith was awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee medal, in 2012 the Diamond Jubilee medal for voluntary work with the emergency services and in 2010 Professor Porter was Knighted in the 2010 Honours List for services to the Armed Forces.
West Midlands Central Accident, Resusitation & Emergency Team (Care)
CARE is a charitable organisation who respond to serious medical incidents within the West Midlands. It consists of a group of volunteer doctors and nurses who provide advanced pre-hospital medical care to seriously injured and critically unwell patients.
The charitable aims of the organisation are the relief of persons suffering injury or illness by the provision of immediate medical care and advancing the study of immediate medical care by the provision of training and research.
CARE brings a highly skilled medical team capable of providing life saving interventions at the roadside and elsewhere. Their treatment of critically ill patients includes those severely injured in car crashes, industrial accidents, shootings and stabbings, through to adult and child cardiac arrests and those with serious medical problems, such as heart attacks, fits, and breathing problems.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
Founded in the late 1980’s around the time of the national ambulance strikes, CARE has evolved from a ‘flying squad’ originally based at the now closed Birmingham Accident Hospital to the successful and highly respected organisation seen today offering pre-hospital emergency care across the region and in areas where air access is limited or impossible. Working alongside West Midlands Ambulance Service, each CARE team consists of three to four volunteer doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals who deliver enhanced critical care to seriously injured and unwell patients. Most of the CARE team work in NHS hospitals in their day-to-day professional life, volunteering spare time to respond with the charity.