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Lincoln radiographer to be on hand at Olympics Games in London

By LWallace_LE  |  Posted: June 27, 2012

Radiographer Myriam Jackson will travel to the Olympics.

Radiographer Myriam Jackson will travel to the Olympics.

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A medic at Lincoln County Hospital will be on hand at the Olympics to tend to injured spectators and competitors. 

Myriam Jackson, an advance practitioner reporting radiographer, will be among a team of medics who could be called into action.

She said: "My role will include all forms of first responding including carrying out first aid, triage, basic life support and intermediate life support and support of any other medical emergency that occurs to spectators or athletes.

"I am so happy to have been successfully selected to be part of the emergency medical team for both the Olympics and the Paralympics and I will be based at the main Olympic Park in Stratford, London for both events."

"I volunteered for the games as I realised that I would be extremely unlikely to ever get the same opportunity again as I think it is unlikely that the games will be back in the UK in my lifetime. I feel so privileged to be given such a wonderfully exciting chance to not only represent my country but also my profession at this prestigious world event," she added.

The medical emergency team has volunteers from disciplines including hospital consultants, GPs, dentists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, nurses, and midwives, many of who have come from across the globe.

The team will be responsible for the care of the athletes, officials, spectators and workers at various events.

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