Tributes paid to North West Ambulance Service care assistant who died with coronavirus

An ambulance care assistant who died with coronavirus has been described as dedicated to serving the public.

Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 11:38 am

Phil Rennie, a patient transport service care assistant for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) based in Oldham, contracted Covid-19 and died at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury on Sunday, the service’s chief executive, Daren Mochrie, said.

Mr Mochrie said: “Phil leaves his wife Karen, son Adam, and extended family.

“He has been part of the NWAS family since 2015 and has dedicated his career to serving the public, previously working in local authority and public services.

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“Phil was extremely proud to work for NWAS, offering comfort and care to those in need.

“Our role is a privileged one, we meet people at their most vulnerable, and I am sure there are many people whose lives were touched by Phil during his career.

“We have been supporting Phil’s family during this terrible time and they are in the thoughts of everyone here at NWAS – our deepest sympathies go out to them. Phil will be sorely missed by us all.

“I would like to thank our hospital colleagues in Fairfield General Hospital for their care, compassion and professionalism while caring for our friend, and I know they will also feel the loss of a colleague from the NHS family.”

Phil Rennie / Image: North West Ambulance Service