Sydney Masawi

Sydney has been with HASCS since January 2024. He has had a varied nursing career path across over 20 years, starting in the Emergency Department at Luton and Dunstable Hospital after graduation. He then moved on to Primary Healthcare within the HM Prison Service where he specialised in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. That was followed by his answer to the calling to join the Defence Medical Services as a nurse officer with Royal Air Force Nursing Service during the two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. During that time, he specialised in Emergency Care Nursing before transferring to Royal Navy Nursing Service.

On leaving the Defence Medical Services, after 2 tours of Afghanistan (1st time as a trauma nurse in the Emergency Department at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province followed by 2nd tour on the Medical Emergency Response Team, MERT again in Helmand Province) and 1 tour of Sierra Leonne on the RFA Argus as part of the UK’s response to the fight against the Ebola outbreak, Sydney then joined South Central Ambulance Service, NHS111 as a remote clinical advisor. This was followed by a move to the Integrated Urgent Care Services with the out of hours service as a clinical supervisor.nIn between time, he also worked in the Social Care Sector for a nursing home delivering nursing care to the elderly.

Following this, Sydney then joined HASCS to explore more into complex care delivery, utilising the clinical, leadership and managerial skills and experience gained over the years in all the clinical settings that he has worked in.