East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is pleased to be welcoming a new Medical Director to its executive team. Doctor Victor Inyang, a well-known Emergency Medicine Consultant in the region who has been flying with EAAA for 16 years, will be taking over from Mr Alastair Wilson who is retiring from EAAA after an illustrious career in emergency medicine.
As Medical Director at EAAA Victor will lead on all clinical matters, with the priority always to put the patient first and focus on evidence-based medicine. In line with the charity’s strategy, he will look for ways to reduce the impact of trauma and medical emergency in the community, such as increasing EAAA’s ability to provide good quality CPR training to help increase patient survival rates from a cardiac arrest. He will also steer the charity through the transition to providing a 24/7 helicopter emergency medical service for the first time, enabling the medical teams to be there for even more patients.
Before then, Victor has been at the heart of leading the charity’s clinical work during the biggest medical crisis of our generation. He and his colleagues have adapted the normal HEMS operation to support the NHS as much as possible and to ensure its teams are kept safe from Covid-19 while providing emergency care in the pre-hospital environment.
When asked about the current situation, Victor said: “It’s been incredibly challenging at times, but we put our patients at the centre of everything we do. I’m really pleased with the way we’ve been able to adapt the service and support our colleagues in the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic. By participating with critical care transfers and supporting the ambulance service with crew and patient support lines, as well as notable staff secondments to other organisations to share expertise, flexibility has been a strong attribute of our team.