Last week (June 6, 2019), The Resuscitation Council (UK) held an opening ceremony for our new meeting rooms.
Named after two key figures in resuscitation, Sam Richmond and Peter Baskett, we were pleased to welcome some of their family to the Resuscitation Council (UK) office.
Colleagues of Sam Richmond and Peter Baskett spoke of the impact they have both had on resuscitation guidelines and development, nationally and globally.
Professor Jonathan Wyllie, President of the RC (UK), spoke fondly of Sam Richmond, and paid testament to his colleague’s commitment to global resuscitation training.
“Sam’s greatest professional satisfaction was to have served the population of Sunderland for more than 25 years as a consultant neonatologist at the Sunderland Royal Hospital. However he also had an international reputation in neonatal research and resuscitation training.
“Sam left a lasting international legacy of effective training and standards in newborn resuscitation.”
Professor Jerry Nolan. RC (UK) Executive Committee member, then spoke about Peter Baskett’s pioneering work in resuscitation. Speaking afterthe event, he said: “Peter Baskett was one of the world’s leading authorities on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and prehospital care. He was a friend and mentor to many of us who have been involved with the RC (UK) over the years.
“Peter was passionate about the Advanced Life Support (ALS) course and was personally responsible for its introduction into more than 20 countries. I am delighted that the naming of the new Peter Baskett Room will serve to remind us of his outstanding achievements.”
We would like to thank the families of Sam Richmond and Peter Baskett for joining us at the ceremony, and for officially opening the rooms. We hope that the meeting rooms will allow current and future members of the resuscitation community to come together and expand on the innovative, life-saving framework these two figures have provided.
To read more about Sam Richmond, click here.
To read more about Peter Baskett, click here.