Death in Service
Pauline Howie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service, 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 staff member, a Paramedic in the West Region, sadly passed away in hospital on Saturday (May 2). 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.