'Unexpected' MBE for flying medic
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Wales' flying medic chief delighted by 'unexpected' MBE

An army medic turned flying doctor said being appointed an MBE for her lifesaving work was "unexpected".

Dr Ami Jones, who lives in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire and works for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, heads a team which treats about four seriously ill people every day from helicopters based around Wales.

The medic, who has treated soldiers in Afghanistan, was one of many volunteers, academics, rescue workers and community stalwarts recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Dr Jones said the flying doctors service meant more people were surviving serious accidents, with techniques from the Army brought to Wales to take the "hospital to the road side".

Introduced in 2015, the £3m-a-year service allows doctors to reach about 95% of the Welsh population within 30 minutes.

  • 17 Jun 2017
  • From the section Wales
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