North West Ambulance Service's new vehicles honour former colleagues

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has unveiled three ambulances in honour of their former colleagues who died from Coronavirus.

As a lasting tribute to their memory, two new emergency ambulances and a new patient transport ambulance have been inscribed with their names along with “Forever in our hearts”.

Stuart Monk, a paramedic based in Wigan and Phil Rennie a patient transport service care assistant based in Oldham, both passed away last summer. Peter Millington, a paramedic who worked in Wigan and recently worked as a capacity manager at NWAS’s Regional Operations Control Centre (ROCC) passed away in March this year.

The vehicles will be operational and helping those within the same communities each of the men previously served for many years. The two emergency ambulances will be out on the roads of Wigan and the patient transport ambulance will be travelling around the roads of Oldham.

Steve Hynes, deputy director of operations at NWAS who organised the memorial on the vehicles, said: “Stuart, Phil and Peter will be remembered for caring for those at their most vulnerable and in need. Whilst they are sadly no longer with us, our memories of these three outstanding colleagues will remain.

“This is why we wanted to do something that gives their friends and colleagues a way to remember them but also to give others within the communities they served a chance to find out who they are by dedicating these vehicles to each of them.

“This is our small way of us saying thank you to their professionalism, dedication and service.”

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