High Sheriff joins NEAS

The Reverend Fiona Sample joins as a Foundation Trust member

The Reverend Fiona Sample, High Sheriff of Northumberland, has recently joined the North East Ambulance Service as a Foundation Trust member.

Mrs Sample was impressed with the skill and compassion of the ambulance crew who attended to one of her relatives in late August, and wanted to learn more about the service's work.

'As the High Sheriff I have a strong interest in all of our local services, and feel it is important to get involved in any way that I can. I joined the North East Ambulance Service as a Foundation Trust member to allow me to learn more about our local ambulance service and the work that they do.'

As well as signing up as a member, Mrs Sample accompanied paramedic Stephen Eke and emergency care support worker Paul Reay on their shift on Friday 14th October to give her a first-hand experience of the ambulance service.

'It was brilliant to see how the service works at a grassroots level by going out with frontline staff. I am grateful for what was a wonderful opportunity to witness a rare combination of tolerance, compassion and professionalism of the highest standards, and I realise how very lucky we are in Northumberland to have such a good ambulance service.'

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