In episode #008 Paul talks with senior paramedic Paul Warwick, about his work as a paramedic, educator and the important part he played in the saving of his life when he had a cardiac arrest.
Paramedic Paul explains why he swapped a well paid job in engineering for a challenging role with his local ambulance service and never looked back.
Paul Warwick has over 16 years paramedic experience with the East of England Ambulance Trust and has attended many cardiac arrests.
Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded July 2019
After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I was not alone. It was the first time since my cardiac arrest the previous year that I had spoken face-to-face with someone who had experienced what I had. This was also true for my wife, who also happened to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the idea of SCA UK was born. Since then, we have achieved a considerable amount, primarily providing information, resources and support to others in a similar situation but also raising the profile of survivorship and the need for better post-discharge care. We are starting to get traction in this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely believe we have a bright future ahead and will make a significant difference in the lives of many who join our ranks.