Medical Scholarships

         
Rob Vine and Phil Hogg

The Directors of the Rob Vine Fund, Registered Charity No 954 (Isle of Man), which incorporates the Phil Hogg Ambulances, would like to offer help to a limited number of suitable candidates, who are already involved with any aspect of Manx motorsport events.

The Directors recognise that volunteers in motorsport are our greatest asset and they want to ensure, with current financial cutbacks, that motorsport does not suffer long term problems as a result of efforts to make short term savings and therefore they wish to help sustain investment in immediate care training.

The scholarships would offer advice and financial assistance towards helping an individual update their skills, relevant to supplying motorsport medical services at events.

For instance, a doctor or paramedic may want to do a PHEC course (Pre Hospital Emergency Care) or an ATLS course (Advanced Trauma Life Support); a voluntary ambulance crew member may wish to attend an EMT course (Emergency Medical Technician) or a PA course (Paramedic Assist); a marshal or event official may want to improve their basic first aid skills by undertaking a FAW course (First Aid at Work), or one of the many other modular courses offered by St John Ambulance or Red Cross.

The stumbling block for many volunteers is the cost of these courses, which may also require attendance off the island and the scholarships are seen as a contribution to help ALL types of Manx motorsport.

So if you are already involved in Isle of Man motorsport events, in whatever capacity, even someone with no first aid experience at all, then please consider this offer and ask about what course would be good for you and then, in the first instance, apply in writing to:

Dr. David B. Stevens, MBE, Secretary and Director,
The Rob Vine Fund, The Hoggery, Nobles Park, Douglas.

Dr. Stevens is also available for a discussion, either by phone or over a cup of coffee at The Hoggery. Please phone 628999 or 493403 (mobile) or email dbs@mms.org.im.