Hi.  Welcome to The Rusty Siren site.  This site is meant to entertain and give an insight into life as a paramedic as I remember true anecdotes from the last 20 years or so.

I work in and around a northern UK big city.  I’ve just about survived these 20 or so years unscathed, both mentally and physically for which I am profoundly grateful.

Mental health is an area which interest me both in terms of the mental health problems of the patients I meet on a daily basis and the mental health of my colleagues: too many of whom develop PTSD.  Some of these posts will be my own personal therapy sessions as I let off steam and get things out of my system.

In all cases the privacy, confidentiality and dignity of my patients and colleagues will be respected.

All views expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of any NHS ambulance trust (think that about covers me legally now!)