Tributes paid to former paramedic who died with Covid-19

Tributes have been paid to an ex-Wigan paramedic who “brought joy to everyone”, following his death with Covid-19.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 4:54 pm

Peter Millington died last weekend aged 58, after a Coronavirus diagnosis.

Peter,, from Wigan, worked as a capacity manager in the NWAS (North West Ambulance Service) Regional Operations Control Centre (ROCC), and had worked for NWAS for more than 30 years.

During his career, Peter worked as a paramedic at Wigan Ambulance Station and as an operational trainer. His passion and skill for computers eventually led to him to move into the information field as a capacity manager firstly at Broughton Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) then moving to Manchester working as part of the Regional Planning Team.

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Peter Millington pictured in 2017

"He was a very valued and popular member of the team, always having a happy outlook and very helpful no matter what the issue," an NWAS spokesperson said.

Mr Millington leaves behind his fiancée Lynn Caddick and his two children, Alex, who works for NWAS in Broughton EOC, and Sophie.

His children said: “We are devastated at the loss of our lovely Dad. He brought joy to everyone he knew and will be missed by many. We will forever hold the special memories we have of him in our hearts.”

Chief Executive Daren Mochrie paid tribute to Mr Millington, saying: “On behalf of NWAS, I would like to send my sincere condolences to Peter’s family for their sad loss.

“Peter was a well-loved colleague and a friend to many. Known for his charming nature and smile that would light up a room, he will be deeply missed.

“We are offering our support to his family and colleagues at this difficult time."

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