Tragic death of Staffordshire University student paramedic

Thursday 4th July – 5.40pm  – Press Office.


The student paramedic, who tragically died last night in an ambulance RTC in Barton-under-Needwood, has been formally identified as Tammy Minshall.

Tammy, who was 31, was a first year Staffordshire University student paramedic who had been on placement with West Midlands Ambulance Service at Lichfield ambulance hub since May.

The Trust’s Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Nathan Hudson, said: “I offer my sincere condolences to Tammy’s family and friends and my thoughts remain with them at this truly terrible time.

“When it is one of your own, it really hurts and we as an ambulance service are hurting now.  We’re taking the time to provide support to all of our staff who have been affected and continue to offer our support to Tammy’s family at this time.

“We have been overwhelmed with the kindness and support of people who have sent messages of condolence. It is truly humbling and reflects the high esteem that people in our profession, like Tammy, are held in.”

Staffordshire University Dean of the School of Health and Social Care, Ann Ewans, said: “This has come as a huge blow to our University and our thoughts are with the family and friends of Tammy who has tragically lost her life. We will be working with our staff and students to help them come to terms with what has happened.”

The Trust is continuing to work closely with the police officers from Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit who are undertaking an investigation into what happened last night.


Notes to Editor: Photograph courtesy of Staffordshire Police.


  1. Tragic news. Thoughts are with the family and the ambo family at this sad time.

  2. I met her. She was loverly. Its such a shame. R. I. P. sweet lady. My payers and thought with you family, friends and colleagues.

  3. RTD Tammy your shift is done, our hearts go out to you and your loved ones. Fly High, all our love from your colleagues at Stoke Hub xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Condolences to you all especially her friends and family, look after yourselves as well as you patients at this sad time.

  5. Rest easy Tammy
    My thoughts and love go out to all of you, my brothers and sisters in green.

  6. Rest In Peace dear Colleague of mine – my thoughts are with all involved – so sad xxxxx

  7. I was so sorry and saddened by the news of the passing of Tammy…so young and I’m sure she had a wonderful future ahead of her. Much love to her family and colleagues. I know what an incredibly difficult time this is for all of those that were close to her and knew her. RIP Tammy x

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