Bridlington man Sam Berridge joins life-saving Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew as paramedic

A Bridlington man has been named as one of seven new helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) paramedics to join the Yorkshire Air Ambulance team.

By Phil Hutchinson
Friday, 20th May 2022, 11:12 am
Updated Friday, 20th May 2022, 1:08 pm
Sam Berridge has joined the Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew. Image courtesy of John Gardner Photography
Sam Berridge has joined the Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew. Image courtesy of John Gardner Photography

Sam Berridge has been seconded from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust on an initial six-month basis.

The new members form part of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Team, comprising a team of anaesthetic and emergency medicine consultants, and 23 paramedics who work as crew on the two YAA helicopters.

They will help deliver the life-saving service 365 days a year to five million people across Yorkshire.

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Sam lives in Bridlington and began his career working in the Coastguard Search and Rescue Team for nine years before joining the ambulance service in 2016.

He worked his way up to team leader before joining the YAA.

He said: “I wanted to work for Yorkshire Air Ambulance because it’s the best air ambulance in the country and brings the very best care to critically ill patients.

“Working in the fantastic small critical care team will allow me to be part of this.”

Go to www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk to find out more about the YAA or to donate to the service.