Ruth did her nursing training at Bristol Royal Infirmary in the UK. She is a founder member of MARS (Medical Air Rescue Service) and studied and worked on the Basic Ambulance Course for a year. Ruth joined the Trust in 2010 as a medic, whilst also doing first aid training. Ruth has furthered her training with Ace Air & Ambulance in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and she continues to keep up-to-date with emergency procedures and medical research.
Her lectures and demonstrations are an integral part of the Cadet Ranger Programme and regular first aid refresher courses are held throughout the year for staff.
Ruth is employed by the Trust on a part-time basis to give first aid training to staff and participants on The Wildlife Capture Africa Trust course, and any other programmes hosted by the Trust who specifically request this service. Ruth takes the lead role in all first aid and emergency situations, and assists at Tsuvuka Clinic. She offers counsel on a variety of medical and physical ailments and works with the Clinic on information dissemination, especially with regards to diabetes and cancer.
Ruth’s desire is to educate people properly on how to save a life – whether this is through CPR or going through the procedures of how to handle a medical emergency – I feel that it is important that people know what to do and don’t feel helpless in an emergency situation.