WATCH: Scarborough Ambulance Station pay tribute to colleague who has died after contracting coronavirus

Yesterday, the sad news broke that two Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff had died after contracting coronavirus.

By Corinne Macdonald
Friday, 1st May 2020, 8:57 am
Updated Friday, 1st May 2020, 9:04 am

The long-serving staff members worked in Scarborough and Calderdale and died in hospital on Tuesday 28 and Thursday April 30 respectively.

Both of the staff had worked 'tirelessly for many years serving their local communities' and were married with families.

Last night during the clap for carers at 8pm, staff at Scarborough Ambulance Station paid tribute to their former colleague.

Former colleagues pay tribute to ambulance worker in Scarborough who has died after contracting coronavirus.

In emotional scenes, staff joined in with loud rounds of applause, sirens and flashing blue lights on their ambulances.

The video was posted on social media with the tribute 'Stand down, your shift is finished, return to base. RIP'.

The Scarborough staff member's family have asked that their name remain private at this difficult time.

A statement from Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "On behalf of everyone at YAS, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to their families.

"We know that many people within the Trust are affected by this very tragic news and we are supporting our staff at this very difficult time.

"We ask that the wishes of the families for privacy are respected."

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