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21 Sep 2020

A message from the Chief Executive

It is with immense sadness that I have to announce the death of our friend and colleague Reverend Simon Woodmore, who passed away on Saturday afternoon (19 September) after suffering with a stroke earlier in the week.

He was 51 years old.

Simon joined the London Ambulance Service in 1991 and served more than 29 years.

He started at Kenton in the Patient Transport Service and qualified as a Qualified Ambulance Person in 1992, later qualifying as a Paramedic. After being a fantastic team leader and Duty Officer for the teams at Kenton, Simon joined the Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) team based at Deptford in 2004 as an Operations Officer.

In 2006, Simon moved to the newly formed Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) as the Team Leader at Deptford. Later in 2011, Simon moved to the role of HART Operations Officer based in Isleworth, where he built the newly formed HART West Team.

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