Manager for Peterborough’s ambulance service dies of coronavirus

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A manager for the ambulance service which operates in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire has died from coronavirus.

Barry England, a leading operations manager based in Hemel Hempstead, was described as a “hugely valued friend and colleague” by the East of England Ambulance Service.

He was admitted to hospital last Sunday and died on Thursday.

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The ambulance service said: “We offer our sincere condolences to Barry’s family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time. The trust is offering its support to Barry’s family.”

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A statement issued on behalf of Barry’s family said that their hearts are broken at this sudden loss and that Barry was extremely proud to have worked for the ambulance service for more than 33 years.

The family also wanted to thank all the NHS staff who cared for Barry in hospital and for the support being received from his former colleagues.