Death of a colleague

Message from North East Ambulance Service Chief Executive Helen Ray

We are incredibly saddened to confirm that a much-loved NEAS colleague, Sheldon Flanighan, died at the scene of an incident in Cramlington whilst off duty on Saturday, 1 April.
Sheldon was an ambulance care assistant, who had been based at Ashington and Blucher stations throughout his 29-year career in the ambulance service.
This news has come as a great shock to us all, and our thoughts are with Sheldon’s family, friends, colleagues at this incredibly sad time. We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and recognise the professionalism and the compassionate care that the attending crews showed at this incident. This type of incident is never easy to deal with, but even more so when it involves a colleague.
Due to this incident being an active police investigation, we are not in a position to provide any further comment at this stage.

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