Two Yorkshire Ambulance Service workers have died of coronavirus

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1 May 2020 @ 7.37 am
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The Yorkshire Ambulance service has announced ‘with very great sadness’ that two of its medical team have died after contracting Covid-19.

Both died this week.

An advanced emergency medical technician from North Yorkshire died on Tuesday (28 April). And a specialist paramedic from West Yorkshire died yesterday (Thursday).

Their families have asked that they are not named.

Chief Executive Rod Barnes said:

  • 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.