Mr Tony Bleetman
...Tony originally heard about the Air Ambulance when Neil Parkinson, the Chief Pilot, completed a site survey of Heartlands Hospital as a potential landing site for the Helicopter.
...Tony is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Heartlands and an experienced pre-hospital doctor.He
regularly responds to emergencies to support the ambulance service at accident scenes.Tony
also has a keen interest in aviation, being a holder of a Private Pilot's Licence for 6 years.With his background, Tony was eager to join the Air Ambulance and having approached Medical Director, Dr Matt Wyse, was soon welcomed as part of the team.
...As well as his day job, Tony is also on the Board of Directors of Coventry Flying School and Coventry Civil Aviation.He is also on the Heritage Board of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.Tony
is committed to developing the efficient delivery of patients to emergency care medical teams, by improving facilities and landing sites.He specifically works with Heartlands Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Tony's expert opinion is often sought.He
is contracted by the Police and Home Office to examine safety standards of body armour and for advice on assault injuries.This also includes consultancy regarding the procedures for arrest and detention by police officers.When Tony
does have any spare time, he
will be found at home.A married man with four children he is a keen aquarist and also a collector of some 4000 Historical Medical Books.
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