Penny Fraser is the mother of two busy little girls aged 5 and 7, and a British-trained Emergency Medicine doctor. She has always had an interest in the provision of First Aid to the general public. During her medical training at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London, she was a volunteer for St John’s Ambulance LINKS unit, providing First Aid during various public events, including international rugby matches at Twickenham, the London Marathon and numerous West End shows.
Penny qualified as a doctor in 1999 and then further specialised as a surgeon, with a particular interest in emergency and plastic surgery.
Her first line experience includes Trauma and Orthopaedics for adults and children, Cardiovascular Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, including burns and hand injuries.
In addition to her work with HealthFirst, Dr Penny works part time in the Service des Urgences, Hôpitaux Universitaire de Genève, using her skills and knowledge to assess and treat a variety of trauma, illnesses and minor injuries from road traffic accidents, skiing and other sporting accidents, as well as the associated infections and mental stresses.
Since moving to Geneva in 2004, Penny became interested in health education and support for the international community in Switzerland in which she and her family live and through her work as a freelance writer and broadcaster on a variety of medical topics, she reaches many members of this community. She is a regular author for The New Stork Times, a parenting source for Switzerland (www.thestork.ch) and has also contributed to many programmes on World Radio Switzerland, including Health Matters, Dig It and Kids in Mind.
Penny is a Swiss Resuscitation Council certified instructor in Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation.