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‘Frontline – stories of care and courage in emergency medicine’ Event Ticket

Tony Redmond


7pm, Thursday 28th July, Cakes and Ale cafe, Carlisle

Ticket only: £7 | Ticket and book: £12

For NHS Staff – Ticket only: £5 | Ticket and book: £10

Ticket price includes a glass of wine/beer

Join Bookends for an evening with Professor Tony Redmond OBE as he discusses his experiences in global emergency medicine, as explored in his book ‘Frontline’.

Dr Tony Redmond has been deployed to wars, refugee crises, air crashes, earthquakes, typhoons, volcanoes, and disease outbreaks for over thirty years including countless international emergencies such as the Lockerbie bombing, the Ebola crisis, the war in Sarajevo, the Yerevan earthquake in Armenia and, latterly, as medical director of Manchester’s Nightingale hospital. He has, in the course of his work, been subjected to heavy metal poisoning, survived malaria and become temporarily paralysed.

Featuring tales of hope and redemption, as well as untold suffering, mismanagement and frustrating government responses, his raw, honest account could only have been written by someone who has for decades performed incredible feats of altruism. Tony is a natural and candid speaker and will be discussing his experiences as well as the moral quandary and personal implications he has encountered in his time in emergency medicine.

Saving lives can require difficult choices: between the desire to relieve suffering and the need to weigh up the context. Too often medical aid is found wanting, doing more harm than good. How are life-or-death choices made in the heat of the moment? What are the consequences of your action, or inaction? Is it better at times to do nothing? How do you live with yourself if you want to help but can’t? This is a frank account of the personal toll — physical, mental and social — emergency medicine levies on those who choose to do it. But ultimately, Frontline offers a tale of optimism, persistence and triumph over adversity, speaking to the resilience and fortitude of those who help and those whose lives they save.

Dr Anthony Redmond OBE was an A&E Doctor for over thirty years and is Emeritus Professor of International Emergency Medicine at the University of Manchester. He is the Founder of the NGO UK-Med, an organisation which responds to worldwide healthcare emergencies, a former president of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine and has also worked with the UN, DFID, and the WHO.




Harper Collins



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Paperback; 129 x 197mm


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