Olympic Doctor and Honorary Physician to the Queen joins EAAA
Dr David Zideman has been appointed by East Anglian Air Ambulance to take up a new role of Director of Clinical Operations. EAAA now runs 2 dedicated air ambulances every day of the year and is about to start flying night-time missions. It is a long way from 2000 when the charity operated just one helicopter and for only 2 days a week. Dr Zideman joins the life-saving charity at a very exciting time. Most recently Dr Zideman, a consultant anaesthetist at the Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 1980, was appointed to the demanding and exciting role of Clinical Lead, Emergency Medical Services for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Chairman Andrew Egerton Smith said, “Having achieved enormous success at the Olympics we are delighted that David has chosen to join us. His experience and expertise will bring significant benefits as we embark on our ambitious plans for the future including developing a training scheme for pre-hospital emergency medicine. On behalf of the Board I welcome him most warmly and look forward to working with him to make our air ambulance charity the best in the country. ”
Dr Zideman said: “As a doctor already flying missions with the EAAA I am very impressed with the professional approach and clinical excellence that I see in EAAA. I am honoured to be working for the charity in this important new role.”
David has a distinguished career in Resuscitation medicine and prior to the Olympics he was recognised for his services to the Royal Family, as a Queen’s Honorary Physician, by being awarded as Lieutenant in the Royal Victorian Order (LVO).
Dr Zideman starts work with the EAAA Charity on 12 November 2012