Karen has been in the ambulance service since 2001 and an aircrew paramedic since 2008. She's since developed as a critical care paramedic specialising in trauma where my other duties include working in the control room and on the CCP/doctor MERIT response car at night.
From day one it was her career ambition to work on the air ambulance. Karen considers herself very lucky and loves the job as much now as the day she joined. She get a tremendous amount of job satisfaction from knowing that she can be part of such a dedicated team that delivers the best in patient care and gets people quickly to the best hospital to treat their illness or injury and improve their outcome and quality of life.
Karen says: "Personally I think that I have the easy job! All the credit should be given to the fundraisers that raise all the money we require to keep us flying year in and year out."
Outside of work Karen has a nine year old son and when she's not flying I enjoy running, DIY and eating out.