Sad announcement about the death of a colleague

Date: 17 April 2020

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The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is sad to confirm the death of one of our members of staff, Barry England.

Barry was a Leading Operations Manager in Hemel Hempstead and a hugely valued friend and colleague.He was admitted to hospital last Sunday and died yesterday.

Barry tested positive for Covid-19. We offer our sincere condolences to Barry’s family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time. The Trust is offering its support to Barry’s family and we will not be making any further announcements at this stage.

A statement issued on behalf of Barry’s family said that their hearts are broken at this sudden loss and that Barry was extremely proud to have worked for the ambulance service for over 33 years. The family would like to thank all the NHS staff who cared for Barry in hospital and for the support being received from his former colleagues. They ask that the family’s privacy is respected as they grieve. No further statements will be issued.

We would remind media outlets that we have a duty of care and privacy to our staff members in terms of respecting the wishes of their family.

Our statement and the statement of the family is the only information that we will be sharing.

  • Summary:

    The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is sad to confirm the death of one of our members of staff, Barry England.