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
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