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COVID-19: Online exhibition by paramedic captures emergency care in Oxfordshire

Emma Williams took photographs of her colleagues at work during the first wave of the pandemic. 

Miss Williams, who has worked for first Oxfordshire Ambulance Service and then South Central Ambulance Service   qualified as a paramedic in 2000 having started her career in the emergency operations control room. She began to take her photography seriously around eight years ago and is completely self-taught. 

The images feature a range of medical and other emergencies that SCAS responded to involving patients from the very young to the elderly.

“These were extraordinary times as the first wave of COVID-19 arrived in the UK and as a photographer as well as a paramedic, I wanted to preserve forever this snapshot of what it was like continuing to deliver compassionate, high-quality emergency care whilst making sure both we and our patients stayed safe from this terrible virus. A heartfelt thank you to the patients and colleagues who allowed me to share their stories," Miss Williams said.

Emma, who is based at the Trust’s Adderbury Resource Centre in Oxfordshire, is hoping to undertake a similar project across the Trust’s 999, NHS 111, patient transport and corporate services over the next few months. 
The online gallery is available here.

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