Dr. Jason van der Velde in tired mode after a traumatic call out. Our thanks go to Jason’s wife Kirsten for allowing us to “borrow” her husband so often. Jason works in a voluntary capacity for the West Cork Rapid Response. This does not leave the busy doctor much free time. Jason works in a busy Cork Hospital, and when he gets home he switches on his Emergency Services radio and then he’s on call for West Cork Rapid Response. I believe his wonderful young son Jonas has just about got used to his Daddy dashing out the door suddenly and tearing off in the big white jeep with the coloured flashing lights.