Statement from Chief Executive Rod Barnes

30 April 2020

It is with very great sadness that we can confirm that two long-serving Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) colleagues have died this week, having contracted COVID-19.

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician from North Yorkshire and Specialist Paramedic from West Yorkshire, whose families have asked that they are not named, sadly passed away in hospital on Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 April respectively.

Both colleagues had worked tirelessly for many years serving their local communities, and were married with families.

On behalf of everyone at YAS, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to their families. 

We know that many people within the Trust are affected by this very tragic news and we are supporting our staff at this very difficult time.

We ask that the wishes of the families for privacy are respected.

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