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Ambulance director gets honorary doctorate from Coventry University

Coventry Editorial 26th Mar, 2024 Updated: 26th Mar, 2024   0

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service’s medical director has finally been presented with an honorary doctorate of science by Coventry University, a year after a brain haemorrhage robbed her of that privilege.

Dr Alison Walker was presented with the doctorate for her contribution to the enhancement of pre-hospital care across the region and county.

She has worked in the NHS for over 30 years and has been in her current role since 2010.

Alison is also the chair of the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee, which sets ambulance staff guidelines on how to operate.

Alison received a Gold Medal from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine last year for developing links between hospitals and ambulance services during the pandemic.

She was supposed to be coming down to Coventry a year ago but suffered a brain haemorrhage which put her in hospital for three months.

She said: “I got to see the NHS from a different perspective, as a patient.

“Having spent three months in hospital and been further supported during my recovery, I really appreciate everything that staff within the NHS do to support patients every single day.

“The care I received means that I am not only able to return to work but also to have attended the ceremony which was a fantastic event.”

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