Bedfordshire Chamber member East Anglian Air Ambulance has appointed Professor Timothy Hodgetts, a serving Colonel in the British Army, as Director of Clinical Quality and Development. Professor Hodgetts’ appointment will significantly increase the medical scope and capability of the Charity, adding considerably to our existing professional clinical expertise.
Professor Hodgetts has a distinguished career and is very well known for both his research work and his work in developing clinical advances in pre hospital and emergency care.
He has been a leader for over a decade in developing the clinical advances in pre-hospital and emergency care in the Armed Services that have led to exceptional outcomes. He was awarded the CBE in 2009 for his contribution to combat casualty care development and was awarded the Danish Defence Medal in 2010 for clinical leadership of a multinational field hospital in Afghanistan.
His academic department was twice recognised nationally as the “Training Team of the Year” and in 2006 he was honoured with the personal national accolade of Hospital Doctor of the Year.
Tim Page Chief Executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance said, “We are very proud that Professor Hodgetts has agreed to join us. His skills and expertise will enhance our ability to embrace innovation, and develop as a world-leader in the field of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. We have a tremendously exciting time ahead of us, and it is our local supporters and donors who will be the first to benefit from this work.”
Professor Hodgetts is looking forward to his new role and said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to further develop the advances we have made in the areas of combat to improve the care and treatment that we are able to offer to local people who experience a medical emergency. I am really looking forward to working with the skilled and very talented people at EAAA.”