Craigavon, U.K. – 18 May 2021 - The College of Paramedics, in association with Galen, the privately owned pharmaceutical sales and marketing company, is proud to announce the winner of the Dr John Hinds Scholarship Award 2021: Edel Mullen of National Ambulance Service in Ireland.
As this year’s winner, Edel, who is a paramedic in the North Leinster area, will now take up a fully funded place on the much-coveted Anaesthesia Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) course, broadly accepted as the most advanced trauma course available worldwide.
To qualify for the annual scholarship, entrants were required to write a case study, written to protect patient confidentiality, using original text and including all appropriate references.
When told about her win, Edel said: “I have always had a passion for first aid, and through volunteer work with a local rescue group, I was able to expand my knowledge in first aid and patient care. From there, I pursued a career in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care and recently qualified as a paramedic. John Hinds’ name is mentioned frequently and now to receive the award named after him is such a great honour. I am really looking forward to having the opportunity to attend the ATACC course.”
The Dr John Hinds Scholarship is presented in memory of the late Dr John Hinds who was regarded as an inspirational leader by paramedics and emergency medical technicians, and indeed, by anyone with an interest in pre-hospital care across Ireland. A world-renowned critical care physician from Northern Ireland, Dr Hinds, whose untimely death occurred six years ago on 4th July 2015, selflessly gave a huge amount of his own time to educating and supporting paramedics and ambulance staff in his homeland.
Dr Dennise Broderick, Galen’s Managing Director & President stated, “This award highlights the crucial work undertaken by paramedic professionals right across Ireland and their ongoing commitment to providing critical care to patients despite the challenges faced throughout the pandemic. Galen is extremely proud to, once again, provide our support for this annual award and I would like to offer my congratulations to Edel as she advances her expertise and gains access to a highly coveted training programme.”
A member of the Hinds family commented: “It gives us, as a family, such comfort and pride that the Dr John Hinds scholarship award continues to inspire and educate our current paramedics and first responders. John had such enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and passing on his expertise so that his colleagues could gain new insights which would ultimately benefit patients and save lives.
“We sincerely hope Edel thoroughly enjoys her place on the ATACC course and would like to thank everyone at the College of Paramedics, the ATACC group and Galen for their continued support for the Dr John Hinds scholarship award.”
The College of Paramedics will present the award to Edel at an official awards ceremony later this year.
The College of Paramedics is the professional body for all paramedics in the UK, whose role is to promote and develop the paramedic profession across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Membership is open to all UK paramedics, student paramedics and anyone with an interest in the paramedic profession and healthcare delivery. All members have access to a wide variety of learning resources which provide high quality continuing professional development (CPD) across a range of platforms and also at many events held around the UK.
Established in 1968, Galen is a privately owned pharmaceutical sales and marketing company, headquartered in Craigavon (Northern Ireland), with products in therapy areas including gastroenterology, pain management and dermatology.
As a subsidiary of Galen Limited, Galen US also has a growing presence in select conditions such as those requiring topical anaesthesia. The company plans to continue expanding its portfolio with selected speciality products on an international basis. By combining innovation in product development with competitive pricing, Galen aims to work in partnership with healthcare professionals and patients to create real, long-term value.
For further information please visit: www.galen-pharma.com
Galen is a member of the Almac Group. The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation providing an extensive range of integrated services across, and beyond, the drug development lifecycle to the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors globally.
Almac’s innovative services range from R&D, biomarker discovery development and commercialisation, API manufacture, analytical services, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IRT (IVRS/IWRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture, product development and marketing.
The international company is a privately owned organisation that has grown organically over the past five decades and now employs over 5,600 highly skilled personnel across 18 facilities including Europe, the US and Asia.
For further information please visit www.almacgroup.com.
About the ATACC Group
The ATACC Group is known for providing a wide variety of first aid, clinical and medical education courses and mass casualty and on-stage simulation around the world. From ‘Roadside to Critical Care’ our delivery is geared towards an integrated approach to provide an excellent patient experience and ultimately reduce mortality. We are passionate about delivering experiential learning and innovation across our educational offering. We are an accredited centre of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The accreditation solidifies the achievements of our candidates and recognise their continued dedication to saving lives and professional development.
The Anaesthetic Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) course was established in 1998 by Dr Mark Forrest and his medical colleagues. The course features a wide range of scenario-based training, lectures, skills stations and masterclasses. In order to provide candidates with the skills necessary to manage major traumatic injuries, from roadside to critical care. In addition to trauma skills the course gives candidates extensive opportunity to develop in leadership, crew resource management and command and control.
For further information please visit https://www.ataccgroup.com/