In memory of John Hinds 4th July 2015

JohnsHinds “We have lost one of our own. Death has turned his heavy hand against us and taken one more from us.”

It is with sadness that the FOAMed and Emergency medicine community is mourning the loss of Doctor John Hinds. I would like to extend my condolence to all that knew him and hope that we can continue to carry his legacy forward.

I, like many followers around the world had only got to know John through the power of social media and had never shaken his hand. He was open and approachable, willing to engage in discussion that made him one of my most favourite podcast guests to appear on this site. He will leave an incredible legacy within the field of prehospital and emergency care.

Listen to  Podcast#26: “My tribute to John Hinds”

[Audio:http://www.harriscpd.co.uk/harriscpdpodcast/Podcast/Episode26_JohnHindsTribute.mp3]

Can’t launch the audio file? Download Podcast#26:
Links to Johns podcast with me on HarrisCPD

Links to some of the great work John was involved with (compiled by St Emlyn’s)

Bio: John Hinds (4th July 2015)

John was a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist working in Craigavon Area Hospital,  a Lead Clinician for Critical Care in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. His prehospital interests spanned over 10 years or so; working both with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service through BASICS NI, and in event medicine, as part of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland Medical Team.The motorcycle race cover is a unique entity in Ireland – it’s one of the few places in the world where racing takes place on closed, public roads as well as on purpose built tracks. This unique situation mandates a unique solution to providing rapid medical care if and when an incident occur. A system of having 2 doctors mounted on rapid response motorcycles, supported by a full motorsports medicine team, has evolved over the years. This hobby/job occupied most of John’s weekends for most of the summer, and was without doubt the best seat in the house for someone who was a hardcore fan of the sport!

John was involved with Paramedic training, CPD and curriculum development both North and South of the border in Ireland.

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