Doctor volunteers to treat Ebola patients at Christmas

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Doctor volunteers to treat Ebola patients at Christmas
5th December 2014

While most of us are looking forward to a Christmas with all the trimmings, St John Ambulance volunteer Dr Neil Studd will be far away from family and friends, working in an isolation unit in Sierra Leone treating Ebola victims. 
The 27-year-old from Whitechapel, who has notched up almost a decade 
as a cycle responder with St John Ambulance London Region's Cycle Response Unit (CRU), flies out to Sierra Leone on Sunday. 
Neil, who is currently clinical lead for the CRU, joins the ‘Kings Sierra Leone 
partnership’ for a month and returns home in early January. 
His duties in Freetown will include treating infected patients who arrive at the isolation 
unit and designing processes to manage them as effectively as possible. 

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