The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has announced the sad death of Patient Transport Service Care Assistant Phil Rennie, who passed away on Sunday 10th May in Fairfield General Hospital.
Phil had contracted COVID-19 and had been treated by specialist ICU staff at the hospital since he was admitted.
Phil worked with NWAS since 2015 and had dedicated his career to serving the public, previously working in local authority and public services.
Paying tribute to Phil, the Chief Executive of NWAS, Daren Mochrie, said:
“Phil was extremely proud to work for NWAS, offering comfort and care to those in need. Our role is a privileged one, we meet people at their most vulnerable, and I am sure there are many people whose lives were touched by Phil during his career.
“We have been supporting Phil’s family during this terrible time, and they are in the thoughts of everyone here at NWAS – our deepest sympathies go out to them. Phil will be sorely missed by us all.
“I would like to thank our hospital colleagues in Fairfield General Hospital for their care, compassion and professionalism while caring for our friend and I know they will also feel the loss of a colleague from the NHS family.
“We are supporting our staff, particularly those who worked closely with Phil, as I know this will deeply affect them all.
“We will not be making any further announcements and ask the media to respect the family’s privacy at this difficult time. This statement is the only information that we will be sharing”.
Phil leaves his wife, Karen, and his son, Adam.