Having lived rurally Jaki Boyle understands the need for fast efficient access to help in case of illness and injury. Jaki has worked as a paramedic for St John and crewed the rescue helicopter in Gisborne when it was first set up as a dedicated rescue service. Jaki has post graduate qualifications in aeromedical transfer and retrieval, and acute care, and a Master of Nursing. She is Gisborne Hospital’s Emergency Department clinical nurse manager working closely with St John’s and helicopter staff.