01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Can You Hear Me?

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Date: Thursday 19 March 2020 at 7pm

Location: OA4/01, Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

A fascinating and dramatic insight into the life of an ambulance paramedic. Every day, Jake Jones faces the challenges of one of the most demanding and important jobs anyone can do.

Can You Hear Me? – the first thing he says when he arrives on the scene – is a medical memoir with a difference, dealing with real people and the chaos, intensity and occasional beauty of life on the front-line of medicine in the UK.

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Event Details

Date: March 19, 2020

Start time: 07:00 p.m.

End time: 08:00 p.m.

Venue: OA4/01, Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

Phone: 01484 951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

Jake Jones has worked in the UK ambulance service for 10 years: every day, he sees a dozen scenes that we hope to see only once in a lifetime. Can You Hear Me? – the first thing he says when he arrives on the scene – is a memoir of the chaos, intensity and occasional beauty of life on the front-lines of medicine in the UK.

A young man has stopped breathing in a supermarket toilet.
A pedestrian with a nasty head injury won’t let the crew near him on a busy road.
A newborn baby is worryingly silent.
An addict urinates on the ambulance floor when denied a fix.

This is the life of an ambulance paramedic.

As well as a look into dozens of extraordinary scenes – the hoarder who won’t move his collection to let his ailing father leave the house, the blood-soaked man who tries to escape from the ambulance, the life saved by a lucky crew who had been called to see someone else entirely – Can You Hear Me? is an honest examination of the strains and challenges of one of the most demanding and important jobs anyone can do.

This magnificent book shines a light on a fundamental human interaction, between the helper and the helped. It is a medical memoir with a difference, dealing with real people, in real situations, out in the real world and the fascinating challenges and stories that this throws up.

JAKE JONES is the pseudonym of someone who has been working as an ambulance paramedic in the UK for almost a decade and in his own words, is “a fairly normal person, doing a slightly abnormal thing”. Feeling trapped in an office job, daydreaming about a more challenging career that might get him out into the drama of the real world, Jake retrained as a paramedic and discovered the reality of what emergency care is all about.

Age guidance: 16+

For Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

Additional information

Date

19 March 2020

Time

7pm-8pm

Venue

Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Ticket Type

University of Huddersfield staff or student (please bring relevant ID), Concession, Full Price

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