A former director of the East of England Ambulance Trust has been appointed the new chair of an emergency medical charity.
Dr Pamela Chrispin was elected chair of Suffolk Accident Rescue Service yesterday (21) and takes over from Dr Fiona Roberts who retired after a year in the post.
SARS provides specially trained doctors and critical care paramedics to assist the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of serious incidents.
Dr Chrispin said: “Fiona has put in a year of hard work on behalf of SARS and helped steer us through a difficult period when the charity was struggling financially.
“Real progress has been made under her stewardship this year and I am keen to build on Fiona’s excellent work and help take SARS forward.
“We now have a really strong team and many highly committed volunteers. SARS has been a vital asset for the people of Suffolk for over 40 years and I am honoured to have been elected Chair”
Dr Chrispin has been a member of SARS since 2005 and responds for the charity to serious medical incidents in and around Diss.
SARS Vice Chairman, Dr Andrew Mason, said: “Pam brings a wealth of clinical and administrative experience to the role and I very much look forward to working alongside her.”