9 Aug 2013

Paramedic wins rural women scholarship

1:40 pm on 9 August 2013

A paramedic who spends a lot of her time responding to emergencies on the farm has won a $3000 scholarship - which will allow her to do more advanced training.

Annabel Taylor is a Taieri-based paramedic who works for the St John ambulance service in Dunedin and the Otago regional rescue helicopter.

She has been awarded the Rural Women New Zealand Access Scholarship jointly offered by Rural Women New Zealand and the Access home healthcare charity.

Ms Taylor says she spends a considerable amount of her time responding to incidents on farms - often quad bikes or other vehicles rolling over, or accidents involving horses.

She says the scholarship will help cover the costs of her advanced paramedic training course next year.