Paramedics

Wesley Grimsey (male)

I joined the East of England Ambulance Service in 2003 working initially as an Emergency Medical Technician for 3 years. In 2006 completed the IHCD Paramedic course and became a registered Paramedic. In 2007 I achieved the certificate of higher education in Emergency Medical Care. In my final years, I became a qualified level 6 Mentor working with university students during their Ambulance placements. My passion to teach led me to work on the Training Ambulance based out of Ipswich.

I enjoyed nearly 15 years with the Ambulance Service working on both Ambulances and Rapid Response Cars. Although I enjoyed emergency medicine I wanted to get to know my patients and enhance my general knowledge of medicine, hence the reason for moving into Primary Care.

Ian Day (male)

I joined Kent Ambulance Service in 2000. I was based in Canterbury working on frontline ambulances as an Emergency Medical Technician before qualifying as a registered Paramedic in 2003. I returned to my home county of Suffolk in 2005 joining East of England Ambulance Service and was based in Ipswich and Felixstowe for the next fifteen years. As a Senior Paramedic, I was responsible for mentoring many new staff including university students and providing professional update training.

I left the Ambulance Service in 2020 to pursue the opportunity to develop my knowledge and skills in a new direction working in Primary Care, supporting the GPs and other professionals at Two Rivers Medical Centre.

Kirstie Gilhooley

I worked on a number of wards at Ipswich Hospital, including Critical Care, as a Health Care Assistant prior to joining the East of England Ambulance Service in 2015. I initially trained to work as an Emergency Medical Technician before qualifying as a Paramedic in 2017. I enjoyed 5 years working with EEAST on frontline ambulances and rapid response cars, and although I enjoyed emergency medicine, I wanted to develop my knowledge and skills in Primary Care, joining Two Rivers in 2021.

Oliver Lewis

I started my paramedic career at Bournemouth University where I graduated in Paramedic Science with an honours degree. From there, I worked as a Paramedic in the Dorset area, then moved to the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) to be with my fiancé. I worked with EEAST as a Senior Paramedic and completed training as a SORT clinician to be involved in the triage, clinical treatment and transport in major incident situations. I have also mentored students in training as part of their Paramedic careers. I joined Two Rivers Medical Centre in 2022 to further expand my knowledge and clinical skills in the primary care sector.