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Introducing Graduate Intern: Sara

Introducing Graduate Intern: Sara

As 2021 begins, Sara finds herself in a fortunate position to reminisce over all the things she’s achieved in her first year with Wellington Free Ambulance.

Graduate Intern Sara

“The last year has been an amazing opportunity. I’ve really enjoyed it and getting to know a whole group of people who are all pretty amazing people. It was great gaining confidence and feeling more capable when treating people and making clinical decisions,” Sara explains.

Sara started as a Graduate Intern in February last year and is now an Emergency Medical Technician.

For Sara, being on the road at first was a bit nerve wracking, especially when it was a significant job or something changed with the patient she was treating.

“You never know what is going to be coming around the corner and your day can go from zero to a hundred in a matter of seconds. But this is also what makes the job so exciting, every day is going to be different.”

Being here for her community is a top priority for Sara.

“I think back to when my dad was in a serious motorcycle accident 10 years ago and the paramedics who attended his job were the start of the chain that saved his life. This is ultimately what drove me to be that person for other families and be there for people in their emergencies.

“Working for Wellington Free Ambulance means I get to do this and give back.”

For Sara, one of the best moments of her first year on the road was hearing about a patient who’d been discharged from hospital and sent home after having a cardiac arrest.

“This really made so proud. What we do really can make a big difference.”



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