Cliff is currently the Director of Training for the Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine with University of Sydney.
Seen here on the left on active duty.
He chaired BASICS Hampshire in the early 21st Century and pushed forward the level of members and their training – and successfully engaged the media in covering what he and others saw as a huge deficit in the lack of proper trauma care. Still engaged in universal training and encouraging pre-hospital care. An active car responder with BASICS Hampshire, an internationally-covered save Cliff was key to was the case of a child competitor in car racing who effectively severed his neck. That child recovered completely after care on scene and the expertise of UHS.
Brando is currently pursuing a future in medical management and healthcare administration – with a major academic interest in modelling of complex decision-making processes. Yes, we all know what that is – and Brando will tell us.
That’s just after a major twenty-year career with the RN which included stints in forward medical teams in Afghanistan.
Brando was a great BASICS Hampshire responder whether on bike or in car and a great teacher for BASICS Hampshire high-intervention training.
Among his many domestic saves was Kevin Coolbeare – who collapsed with idiopathic heart failure at home – Brando’s expertise kept Kevin going until he reached the expert care at hospital. Just one of several – to say nothing of his saves in AfPak.
Phil works at UHS as a paedriatic intensivist. His contributions to BASICS Hampshire are untold – including organising and running imaginative and demanding training courses that pulled in medics from far and wide – as well as Hampshire doctors and paramedics. He had massive dedication to pre-hospital emergency care – arguing the case locally, regionally and nationally – even finalising data to make the PHEM case as his lovely wife Han was in labour with their first child. He was a great responder – and his saves were legion which you can catch up on our patients page – including Lara Badger on Christmas Day – Pete Sneddon – Jamie Hole and Ricky Fernandez. His commitment to pre-hospital care and training continue.