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.