“Covid has been a difficult time for everyone including all healthcare workers, patients and their families. Covid brought many challenges, for example the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) and extra hours at work away from my family. However, the appreciation of the nation was clearly noted up on the helipad.”
He is no stranger to fundraising for London’s Air Ambulance Charity. In 2015, Mike joined the team on the helipad racing against the clock to lift the equivalent weight of the MD902 Explorer helicopter, that’s about 1.5 tonnes! In 2019, he was one of the swim team members to complete the first ever London Air Ambulance English Channel crossing raising over £30,000.
As well as his real interest in helping to bring the hospital to the roadside, delivering compassionate and innovative critical care to the most critically injured patients, he has a passion for fitness, human performance and especially in mental toughness and resilience. “Taking forward what I learn and building on it drives me and makes me ready for when the klaxon goes off. A highlight of my secondment is being able to encourage the good practice of the emergency ambulance crews of London Ambulance Service.”