Scottish Ambulance Service paramedic dies after contracting coronavirus

Tributes have been paid to a paramedic with the Scottish Ambulance Service has died after contracting COVID-19.

Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 1:53 pm
The Scottish Ambulance Service has been saddened by the loss of one of its own paramedics.

The death of the ambulance staff member was announced by Pauline Howie, chief executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service who said: “It is with very great sadness to report the news that one of our dear colleagues from the Scottish Ambulance Service has tragically passed away after contracting COVID-19.”

The paramedic, who worked in the west region, sadly passed away in hospital on Saturday (May 2).

Ms Howie said: “On behalf of everyone at SAS, I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the family.

“Our focus will be on supporting them during this very difficult time.

“I would also like to thank our NHS Scotland colleagues for the compassionate care they have shown our friend during their illness.

“I know there will be many people within the Service who will be affected by this very tragic news and we are working to support our staff.”

Out of respect for the family, no further details will be provided at this stage.