It is with very deep sadness that London
Ambulance Service confirms the death of Clinical Team Leader, Brian
Brian died after a sudden illness at Waterloo
ambulance station yesterday (Sunday 6 March).
Brian joined the Service in 2001 and as well as
being Regimental Sergeant Major for the Service’s ceremonial unit,
he was the creator of the alternative response vehicle – the booze
bus. Brian also played a key role during the Olympic Games as a
manager at the Service’s Olympic Deployment Centre. Most recently
he worked as a clinical team leader in the Cycle Response Unit.
Chief Executive Dr Fionna Moore, who led the
staff tributes to Brian, said: “Our thoughts are with Brian’s
family and his many colleagues at this very sad time.
“Brian was a big part of London Ambulance
Service for many years and was much loved by all who worked with
“He was a fantastic ambassador for the Service
and his innovative booze bus idea helped to free up frontline
ambulances for patients in a serious or life-threatening
“Brian was also a caring and dedicated
clinician and inspired more junior members of staff, helping them
as they started their career in London.
“Drawing on his military experience, Brian led
the march past the Cenotaph to mark Remembrance Day on behalf of
the Service for many years.
“Brian was a big personality and will be sadly
missed by all those who knew him.”
Brian, who lived in Kennington, leaves behind
a wife and three adult children.
Notes to Editors
- The booze bus had clinicians
on board who treated patients suffering from alcohol related
illnesses and injuries; it took a group of patients to
hospital in one trip, rather than sending multiple ambulances.
- For more information or
pictures of Brian please contact the communications team on 020