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A tribute to Mark Pell, Paramedic – Motorcycle Response Unit

Mark Pell
Mark Pell

A message from our Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles: “It is with immense sadness that I announce the death of our colleague, Mark Pell, who passed away today (13 April) having been admitted to hospital following a road traffic accident whilst on a training course in North Wales.

“Mark was 51 years old and joined the London Ambulance Service in August 1994.

“Mark joined us as a Qualified Ambulance Person, a title I am told he was extremely proud of.

“He spent most of his career at Whipps Cross and Buckhurst Hill ambulance stations and, latterly, with the Motorcycle Response Unit (MRU). During the pandemic, Mark was a mentor with the Operational Placement Centre at Ilford.

“I understand Mark was often referred to by his colleagues as the “mother hen” – this was due to his desire to ensure everyone and everything was looked after. I hear it was not uncommon to see Mark three hours after his shift had ended; tidying up, restocking and generally ensuring the station had what it needed to run efficiently.

“Mark will be remembered for the absolute care and support that he offered to his colleagues, which was only surpassed by the care and compassion he gave to his patients. Mark undoubtedly exemplified everything that is great about the London Ambulance Service, and London and Londoners owe him a massive debt of gratitude for his 28 years of dedicated service. He will be greatly missed.

“My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Mark’s father, Roger, mother, Marilyn, sister, Sarah, and partner, Sarah Jane at this extremely difficult time.

“I am also thinking of Mark’s wider family, friends and colleagues across the Service.

“We would ask that people continue to respect the privacy of Mark’s friends, family and loved ones at this time.”

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