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Book of Condolence



On Friday 26th April an Ambulance from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust was involved in an accident at Brockenhurst, resulting in the death of our dearly lovely and respected colleague Ambulance Technician Gill Randall who was driving and also the patient being conveyed to hospital.

The other crew member and a relative of the patient were both seriously injured. This on line book of condolence has been opened in memory of those that have died and we invite you to send us your words of condolence so we can publish them within.

It has been a very, very sad and difficult time for both the families and the ambulance staff and we want to thank you all for your support in such difficult circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with both the bereaved families and those injured in this tragic incident.

Please note that the book of condolence is now closed to new messages.



Greg Randall, Gill’s son said of his beloved Mum: ‘My Mum was everything. A friend, a listener, a healer and a carer. Such a wonderful, strong person who saw the best in everyone. Always there to help, love and support. My Mum was everything to me and more. Forever and always in my heart. My Amazing Mum.’ Gill’s partner Steven Tough said of Gill: ‘Gill, you were my partner, my friend and my lover. You will always be in my heart, my thoughts and in my memories. I love you Gill. Sleep tight and rest in peace’. Gill’s parents, the Reverend Michael White and the Reverend Doreen White remembered their daughter fondly saying: ‘Gill was our beloved daughter who brought much joy and happiness into our lives. We will miss her terribly as will the rest of our family.’


'Gill - you were a highly respected and much loved colleague and you will be greatly missed by the staff of South Central Ambulance Service. Tragically you were taken from us whilst on duty and caring for others. Your all too premature passing has shocked us all but your professionalism, your humour and your tremendous warmth will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are also with our other crew member who was seriously injured and all the families affected by this event. Our sincerest sympathies to your loved ones at this very painful time and also to the family of the deceased patient'.

Will Hancock, Chief Executive and the Trust Board, South Central Ambulance Service.


Rest in peace Auntie Gill

Tony, Dawn ,Hannah and Ruby


Words can never say how sorry we are to hear this sad news. Words can never replace the lossof your loved one. Words can’t heal the hurt and pain, but only time. Gone so soon but never forgotten. Rest in Peace and love forever.

Andrea Henley - SWASFT Staff


My thoughts are to Gill's loved ones at this time and those of the patients, so very saddened by this tragic event. RIP



ACA Eastleigh


I would just like to say that I only met Gill two times as a responder in the Totton area and am so sad at what has happened. I would like to wish her family lots of love and all the best.

Gavin James Richards


This lovely lady did not take care of me personally , but wonderful people like her have and all I can say thank god we have such caring people .My heart goes out to the family and work colleagues of Gill RIP.

Mary Burch


Such a terrible tragedy and loss. My thoughts go to all family and friends of Gill's and to her colleagues. Her life was cut short too soon but her memory will live on. Wishing Richard a speedy recovery and support.

Paramedic SWAST Yvette Blaver


I worked with Gill in Bournemouth A&E. She was a very capable HCA, someone who you would always be pleased to see working on your team. Such a tragic loss, my condolences to Gill's family.

Lynn Joy (Ware)


On behalf of everybody involved in Ambulance Today magazine I want to extend heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and workmates of Gill Randall, who lost her life doing the job that she was passionately devoted to. When somebody as young as Gill dies while actually doing her job it is a timely reminder to us all just why the ambulance service is such a unique and selfless profession and why the general pubic should support and appreciate ambulance staff at all times. Our thoughts and our prayers are with Gill's family, friends and workmates at this sad, sad time and we wish you all support and strength in the difficult times ahead.

Declan Heneghan, editor, Ambulance Today magazine


I only worked with you a couple of times but often worked alongside you. You were an amazing technician and so kind and caring and a joy to work with. You will never be forgotten. You will always be missed by everyone that knew you and whose lives you have touched. God bless. RIP Angel


RIP to our colleague 'over the border'. My thoughts are with your family and friends during this sad time.

Joanne Barker from SECAMB


On behalf of all the staff based in the Milton Keynes area, we would like to pass on our condolances and best wishes to the family, friends and colleagues of Gillian, and also the patient involved in this terrible incident. We would also like to send our best wishes to those injured, plus their families and friends.

Vicky Holliday


I would just like to send my deepest sympathy and sincerest thoughts and prayers for both Gillian Randall and her family and Francis Ironside and his family. It is absolutely heartbreaking what has happened. I would also like to wish Richard Riley and Francis's relative a speedy and full recovery.

Kerry Wilson


I really wanted you all to know how shocked and deeply saddened I was by the accident last week, and that my thoughts are with all of you, and everyone involved at this difficult time. I never met Gill face to face, although I talked to her on many occasions, as I have with all of you, including Rich, who again I haven't yet met face to face.

Please pass on my very best wishes to Rich. I hope he has a swift recovery. Once again, my heart goes out to all of you. Warmest Regards.

Rebecca Pipe-Edwards


Gill It was always a pleasure to work a shift with you and so sad to loose you. You will always be remembered. Rest In Peace.

Graham Sutton


Our thoughts and prayers are with Gill's friends and family. We are one big family and feel your loss - all at Hunstanton Ambulance Station West Norfolk

Chris Webb EMT EEAST


Gill, I don't think we ever met but we are from the same ambulance 'family'. Caring, comforting and treating others without prejudice, without complaint, without burdening our patients with our troubles. Administrating to thier needs without worrying about our own. To your parents, your son, your partner; may you take some comfort that Gill was taken from you doing what she loved; helping others. Rest peacefully.

Barry Brown, Technician Bracknell


What dreadful news about one of our colleagues, regardless of where we work. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Fraternally yours.

Eils Aindow Assistant Operations Manager NWAS


Hey Gill! Remember the days working together in Bournemouth A+E! How we used to laugh! Then you followed me into the ambulance service to continue the fun and excitement! So shocked when I heard the news. Sad to the core. I know we lost touch but all my friendships, young and old are valued and stay in my heart. RIP lady.

Carrie Ingram (Haydon)


Rest in peace Gill, our thoughts are with you and all your loved ones. God bless.

Jackie Kingsnorth


Thinking of everyone who knew & loved Gill. Her death has touched so many colleagues across different ambulance trusts. She died doing a job that we love that we do for the patients, putting them before us. We your colleagues in the East of England are volunteering on mass to support SCAS to ensure you have an amazing send off. Rest in peace.

Rachel Harris Paramedic/Clinical Coordinator, Bedford HEOC


So sorry to hear of this tragedy. Will keep you in our prayers that your memories will sustain you and give you comfort.



It's a sad moment when one your own dies in the line of duty whilst helping others. Our condolences from across the distance sea's.

Neil Manning - Queensland Ambulance Service, Australia


For the family of Gill Randall and Mr F.Ironside, with sympathy; Even as the sun goes down, to end the light of day, It's rising on a new horizon somewhere far away, And though our world seems darker for the loss of one we miss, Your loved ones life is dawning, in a brigter world than this..... thinking of you all



I am just starting out in the ambulance service. It has been wonderful to see and experience the support of the ambulance family, not just the deep effect across SCAS but also the offers of well-wishers and thoughts of those nationwide. I am proud to be a member of SCAS and wish to offer my deepest sympathies and prayers to Gill's family and that of the patient that also died. 



I worked with Gill many years ago when I started in A&E - and learnt loads from her too...'unflappable' was my initial impression at the time! Such a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and colleagues of those involved; such a difficult time for all.

Miles Jarvis


RIP you will be in out thoughts.

Chris Addoo


On behalf of the Manitoba Paramedic Honour Guard and all of Manitoba's Paramedics we send our sincere condolences to the Randall family, friends and co-workers, our prayers will be with you and also with those injured in this tragic incident.

Mike Spence, Commander, Manitoba Paramedic Honour Guard  


Did some of my first frontline shifts with you. Fond memories, if that golden balls audition comes off you'll still be there Gill. Not getting out of it easily ;). Gonna miss you being there. Rest in Peace xxx

Chris Crosby Paramedic. Hightown


My thoughts go to your family and friends at this terrible time, sleep tight, RIP xxxx



It is a tragic loss when someone is lost in the line of duty. Deepest respect for Technician Randall, and sympathies to her family in this time of grief.

Keenan Radcliffe Paramedic, Manitoba, Canada


Our thoughts go out to the family of Gill and the patient also lost in this incident, as well as to those injured and still recovering. Words cannot say enough, but we hope the fact that many of us are thinking of you all will help.

Mike and all at Bransgore Community First Responders.


We did not know you Gill, We are sorry we could not reach you, but we felt very, very close to you that tragic morning. We heard a little bird sing a lovely song as you were taken by the angels; we knew then that you were safe. God bless, and take care of you.

Graham & Ann Tough


Our deepest sympathy for Gill Randall’s family ,such a tragedy. Thinking of you all. Our thoughts go out to those that were also injured in this tragic accident.

Sheila Graver at SWAST


On behalf of UNISON I would like to extend condolences to the family, loved ones and colleagues of Gill at this sad and no doubt difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace Gill.

Hope Daley


My thoughts and prayers are with Gill's family, friends and co-workers at this sorrowful time. I didn't know Gill, but as a she was a member of the world wide paramedic community I know she dedicated her life to helping people in need. May Gill's memory last forever in the hearts of those that knew her.

Robbin Norgren, Paramedic, British Columbia, Canada


On behalf of all my Team, our heartfelt condolences. You will clearly be sorely missed by very many. Thank you for everything you gave and everything you did for friends, colleagues and patients alike. May you rest in peace.

John Nichols


My sincerest condolences to the family of the truly lovely Gillian Randall, I worked in the forest area a lot last year and she often would back me up, and was always professional and highly competent. The world is worse off for her absence. Let us hope that the public have a new awareness of the dangers we face daily.

Christian Bloomfield UKSAS private subcontractor.


Rest in peace. Always the saddest to hear a brother or sister from another service perished.


Condolences to your friends, family and colleagues from both myself and all the members of the West Sussex Ambulance Service Retirement Association.

Brian Janman


I didn't know you, not even the same trust. You were doing the job you loved. My thoughts and condolences go to your family and friends, such a tragic loss to them and to the job you loved. You gave your life trying to save a patient, driving them to definitive care. Rest in peace Gill

Chris, SECAmb


I knew Gill when I joined SCAS (or Hampshire as it was then) in 2002 and was based at Lymington. A lovely lady, dedicated to her job....A very sad loss. RIP Gill.

Derek Biddlecombe (SCAS 2002-2011, now SWAS) 


We were shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic accident that took the life of your paramedic. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the affected families during this very sad time.

Engine six, Fort Wayne Fire Rescue, Indiana, USA


To Rob and Staff. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Alma E Perkins


Such sad news. Thoughts go out to both families on your losses. RIP Gill & the patient. Best wishes & a speedy recovery to Gills colleague & the patients’ relative.



Gill, Although we never met, you are family. My thoughts are with your family at this very sad time. From a fellow Brother to Sister, Rest in Piece

Ian Meadows


God bless Gill, rest in peace. An angel on earth and now an angel in Heaven.

Kay Clare (PTS East of England Ambulance Service)


A tragic loss and my thoughts are with your friends and family. Thank you Gill for all your hard work and dedication. You will be remembered.

Paramedic, Wiltshire


Even though I did not know Gill, my thoughts and best wishes go to the family and friends.

Debbie (Berkshire)  


Thoughts go out to everyone affected by this terrible accident. Sending love from North West Ambulance Service.

Amanda Wilson


Tragic news, very sad when this happens to a colleague even though I'm not in the same service. Thinking about you all in SCAS, look after each other, best wishes to you and Gill's family.

Darren Fowler (Paramedic in EEAST)

I just wanted to offer my sincere condolences to the families of Gill Randall and Francis Ironside. May they both rest in peace. So sad.

Leah Mcgrath


May I offer my condolences to all at South Central Ambulance for the loss of your colleague today. Such a waste.

Mrs Lesley Stapley


RIP such a sad loss. My sincere condolences to Gill's family, friends and work colleagues

Amanda, EMAS paramedic


Thoughts are with Gills family at this time. RIP Gill

Claire - Paramedic - NEAS

Hearing the news whilst we were on duty a few weeks ago bought our whole station to a standstill, we congregated outside a local hospital and stood still for a moment of contemplation, even though none of us new you, we are one family. This is not a job we do to get wealthy - everyone is here because we care - but seeing how respected you are by your colleagues you were clearly one of the special ones who's compassion and dedication has no doubt impacted on many of your patients’ lives. Stand Down... RTB x



So tragic Gill in what happened. I send thoughts and love to your family, friends and colleagues. RIP x

Teresa McBrien


So sad to hear of a death of a colleague in the line of duty, a risk we face each shift. Good night, God bless to a true professional and may you rest in peace. Sending sincere condolences to your family, loved ones, friends and colleagues.

Vicky O'Leary Paramedic SWAST


My thoughts and prayers are with all Gill's family, her friends and colleagues. May happy memories keep her alive in all your hearts x

Chris Holloway


On behalf of everybody from the Retired Ambulance Personnel Community in Hampshire, I want to extend heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and workmates of Gillian Randall. Our thoughts and our prayers are with Gillian's family.

Ron Last Chairman Retired Ambulance Personnel Hampshire


I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of our fraternal sister Ambulance Technician G Randall. I am so sorry and I know words and time doesn't ease the pain, however over time we learn to cope, God Bless all involved you are in my prayers

Don Ormiston. ALS Paramedic and Ceremonial Piper, Ambulance Victoria Australia.


Taken too soon but doing the job we love. Respect. Sleep peacefully Gill. My thoughts to families, colleagues and friends.

Former SCAS paramedic now EMAS


Very tragic news. Thoughts with her family and SCAS colleagues. Best wishes to her crewmate for a speedy recovery, also to the injured family.



With deepest sympathy and kindest regards on the loss of a loved one, colleague and friend to so many. RIP Gill, you will be missed.

David Maddison. X9 Ambulance Services


Thinking of the families of the victims of the tragic accident - a very sad time for you. RIP

Jo Simmons Paramedic SWASFT


From myself, my family & all of us at the Scottish Ambulance Service we wish Gill's family, friends and colleagues strength & best wishes during this difficult time. Gill, you paid the ultimate price for giving your all and you are a credit to the profession. God bless you.



Gone but not forgotten may you rest in peace taken all too soon.

Emma Tougher St John Ambulance East Mids Region.


God bless you and your family, very saddened by your passing, but emboldened to continuing caring in the way you so obviously did. Prayers are with you and your family.

Student paramedic


Rest in peace Gill. Our thoughts are with your family x

Sarah and Angus Drew SECAMB Paramedic/Tech


Gill, Sweet dreams hun, I know you will always be watching over us... RIP xxx

Tracy Campbell


A tragic loss of a colleague whilst on duty caring for others and a patient being conveyed to hospital. Not a pleasant day to be working and I'm sure I speak on behalf of all my North EOC colleagues when I say that our thoughts are with all the families affected by this incident. RIP

Derek Stuart - Shift Officer, North EOC, SCAS


R.I.P. Gill This tragic event has effected so many ambulance staff nationwide and I fell so sad for your family and friends as you were just doing what we all do every day it’s so sad that you paid such a price you will always be remembered by so many God bless.

Mick Taylor


My thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues. You dedicated your life to the care of others RIP x

Leila Chandler SWAST


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Rest peacefully Gill. x

Ian Crome, SCAS


All our love goes out to Gill and families affected by this tragedy, such a waste of a wonderful lady.

From all at Oldham Ambulance Station. Laura Grundy


RIP Gill. Now it's time for the angels to take of you.

Gary Osbaldeston


I have just heard of the dreadful crash in the New Forest. Please accept my sympathy and condolences to all involved.

Mrs O D Crompton  


I wish Richard a speedy recovery and the families of all those involved my thoughts and wishes

Simon Goldsworthy


My deepest condolences to you all at SCAS at the news of this terrible accident.

Angelo M Picardo


Just a brief communication to express my deepest sympathy at the tragic loss of one of your members of staff this morning in the New Forest, and the injury to her colleague, and the patent they were transporting. Sending my thoughts and wishes to the family and friends of those involved.

M. Rudd, Portsmouth Taxi Driver


I remember how hard you worked to achieve your dream of working for the ambulance service. It took a freaky super strong left hand to get you through the fitness test (odd for a right handed person!), and how proud you were to put on that uniform for the first time. I know you died doing exactly what you loved. You have earned your stripes chick. Stand down and RTB Rest in peace mate.

Tash Kelly


God Bless Gill, sleep tight.

Kathie Crook ex SCAS


Our thoughts are with all those concerned in this terrible accident.

Mike O'Connor, South East Wales Ambulance


Such a tragedy. My deepest thoughts go out to all affected. One big family.

Jamie, ECA, SWAST.


Thinking of you all in SCAS, especially Gills' family and station workmates at this difficult time. Hopefully her crewmate will make a full recovery.

Geoff Lane - Blackweir Station, Cardiff


Kay, my sister in law, asked me to leave a message. So I leave my condolences to her family.xx

Peter John Watkin


Our thoughts are with Gill’s family at this trying time and with the family of the patient. We wanted to pass on our condolences to all involved, and our thoughts are with all our colleagues at SCAS at this testing time.

Wiltshire air ambulance operational Paramedics


Thoughts go out to the families, colleagues and friends involved in the tragic loss. May you rest in peace Gill.



Rest in peace our dearest friend, Rest in peace. While our hearts mend, Rest in peace. While our tears fall, Rest in peace. Loved by all, Rest in peace. While we remain, Rest in peace. ‘Till we meet again, Rest in peace.



I worked alongside Gill in Bournemouth A&E and later as a colleague in the neighbouring SWAST. I found Gill to be very kind and caring and extremely professional in both jobs. We had a good catch up in Bournemouth A&E reception only a month ago. I cannot believe what has happened. My thoughts and condolences go out to her son, family and colleagues. Rest in peace Gill, your excellent work is done xx

Jackie Windsor ECP SWAST


From Ontario Canada, please accept my sympathy for your tragic loss. It is our medical responders whom we all owe our gratitude to for answering the call. Ms Randall will be remembered as one of those special people.



God bless you RIP. My thoughts are with your family and colleagues , Our loss is heavens gain xx

Michael Greenfield Reading Ambulance Station SCAS


Gill, I never met you but my thoughts and prayers are with your family. As an A&E nurse previously, I know the complexity of your work and how it takes a special type of person to do it. You were obviously a truly special person. God Bless

Deborah Perkin


My thoughts and prayers are with those left behind, I didn't know Gill, but I sympathise with your loss. She was obviously a special person which is reflected within the many comments about her. I also hope her colleague, Richard, has a fast and complete recovery. My thoughts and prayers also go to the patient and their family. May they both rest in peace. You were obviously a truly special person. God Bless

Peter MacKay, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Working alongside you out on the road and in EOC, This is a very sad loss to the Ambulance Service, Heaven has gained an angel and we have lost a colleague. Our thoughts are with your family at this sad time. R.I.P

Ernie (Paramedic) & Carol (Dispatcher) Hatcher SCAS


Thoughts are with family, friends and colleagues

Maurie Davies and Liz Hill liaison R G H P, South Wales


Rest in peace Gill. My thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues.

Sue Paramedic EMAS


Rest in peace Gill, my heart and thoughts are with all who knew and were close to her.

Richard Cassidy


Rest in Peace. Thoughts are with your family, friends and colleagues



RIP Gill, You will always be remembered x

Peter Warren


To a dear colleague.  I didn't know you personally but that hasn't affected my sense of loss from the SCAS family. RIP Gill

 Howard Farley


Deepest sympathies to everybody affected by this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts are with you all.

Andrew Batner (SCAS Bletchley/Milton Keynes Mechanic)


I didn't know Gill well but I was deeply distressed by the tragic events that occurred. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and that of the patient who lost his life also. A tragedy in the truest sense of the word.  My God be with you all xxx

Emma Bevis - Paramedic, Hightown


Gill, you were a delight to work with, always a pleasure speaking to you. You will always be in our thoughts, sleep well. x

Matthew Lloyd (EOC)


RIP Gill. Condolences to all family & friends. 



Gill tragically died doing the job we all love and enjoy, caring for patients. Our thoughts are with Gill's family and her colleagues at this difficult time and hope they get some comfort from all the messages recognising Gill and her experience in caring for the patients she attended. Most staff in SCAS didn't know Gill but she will always be in our thoughts following this tragic incident. RIP.

Mark Ainsworth - SCAS Operations Director


Gill Randall will be missed for her caring attitude, bubbly personality and great cake making. She was a credit to her whole family.

Mike Blacklock, Paramedic Lymington


Not all of us knew you Gill, but your death shocked and affected us all, words cannot describe how deeply. My condolences to your family for the terrible loss of their mother, daughter and partner. You will always be remembered by your other family, your friends and colleagues in SCASFT. Rest in peace xxxxx



My sincere thoughts and sympathy are with Gill's Family at this very sad time x

Diane Wilde ( Emergency Care Practitioner )


I am very sorry for the family of Mr Ironside for his loss and wish his son a very speedy recovery. I will miss Gill and would like to thank her for all that she has done for all of her patients and her colleagues within the service. Gill has always been professional in her approach to patients and her responsibilities that her role entailed. God Bless, Gill

Dave "Shifty" Sherwood


To Gills family, I am so, so sorry for your loss, although I'd never met Gill we all are part of the same ambulance family and her passing stunned me. She can rest easy now. Xxxx All our love.

Dee Cowan,  Paramedic, reading ambulance station,  Berkshire


Such a tragic loss. My heart and sympathy go out to the families. We all start our shift each day never knowing what will happen but to not go home at the end is unthinkable. So sad. RIP xx

Dave Harmsworth


It is so evident you had a generous heart and will be missed by those who were privileged to know you, yet your memory will live on and a smile will appear for all the good times. God bless.

David Perrett


Always in our thoughts xx

Wendy Betts


Thinking of you and your family.

David Griffiths


My thoughts are with all Gill's family and friends. A tragic accident that has affected us all deeply. May she rest in peace xx

Natasha Cottrell


Never met you Gill as I work in oxford but thinking of you and your family at this really sad time.

Rachel Wheeler


I never had the pleasure of meeting you Gill, as you worked at the opposite end of the county to myself. However I was hit by the shockwave that your death has caused just as much as everyone else. Your sacrifice for others in the line of duty acts as a reminder to us all of the fragility of life and how we must never become complacent or take what we have for granted. You were an asset to the trust and will be sorely missed by all.

Karen Skillicorn-Aston, Clinical Mentor, Basingstoke


A caring member of the team. Will be missed by all who knew her and who had the pleasure of working with her.

Lliam Warren


Such a tragic loss of one of our own. Our thoughts are with your family and colleagues at this time. RIP Gill. 

David Hamer Paramedic/Training Officer SCAS


My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Best wishes x



Gill, Our loss is Heavens gain. We now have a guardian angel keeping watch over us. Take care up there and wear your angel wings with pride. x

Colin Rotchell - SCAS HART


Such a tragic loss to SCAS, may you R.I.P 

Cheryl Stokes


There is nothing I can say that has not been already been said or to make things any better. Thank you for the work you did and may you never be forgotten for that. My sincerest condolences to all the family, friends and colleagues who have lost somebody very special. Rest in Peace.

Arthur Edwards, EMT, 1st Aid 999


On behalf of myself and all the Volunteer Ambulance Car Drivers, we wish to extend our sincere condolences to Gill's Family at this difficult time.

Nick Burnett (D051)


As a voluntary emergency service worker I can hopefully class you as a colleague, and always look up in envy of the work you did. No doubt countless lives we're helped/saved due to all of your hard work you did day in day out, unfortunately in tragic circumstances your life was taken so early, but you will never be forgot! My heart is with you, your friends and family in this difficult time, love to you all. Rest in peace Gill

Tom Smith


A very sad loss to a family, a community and to the Service. You will be remembered with fondness, and the memory of you will keep others respectful of the service that you were undertaking.

Yasmin Stammers


To all involved in this tragic accident, my thoughts are with you at this sad time. Gill will be sorely missed. Condolences also to the family and friends of the patient who also sadly died.

Trudi Nicholls


No words can describe the loss felt by all of us, Gill you sadly died doing a job you loved and worked so hard in always putting patients first. As an Ambulance family the loss of you and injury to Richard and the Patient has affected us all more than we believed possible but that just shows that we are one big extended family. My thoughts are especially with your family. RIP Angel, Now An Angel of The Sky xxxx

Laura Patrick


So sad, it was lovely to have known you Gill. RIP My thoughts are with both families.

Sue May


Rest in Peace Gill and Mr Ironside. My thoughts are with all the families affected by this tragic accident. x

J Millar


My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.



Such a tragedy Gill. A lovely lady, in this job so that you could spend your days and nights caring for others, having your life taken whilst doing that very thing. Rest in peace. My thoughts and best wishes to the patient. May he rest in peace. His relative (wishing for a speedy recovery), the second crew member (hope to see you fighting fit very soon) , and all family and friends affected by these tragic events.

Nicky Smith


Words cannot describe the loss we are all feeling not just at a personal level but through everyone of us. Gill whilst I only knew you to say hello to, you were always pleasant, and greeted me with a smile, I hope you are at peace and with Christ. I pray that you family are comforted by the knowledge, that you are not suffering nor did you suffer on that terrible day, you did an amazing job and served you community and God with humility and grace. Now rest, knowing your job is now done and you have eternal life.

Shane Woolmore


I am still so shocked and saddened by this devastating loss. My deepest sympathy to both families and friends during this painful time.



Although I did not know Gill personally I did meet her when I stopped at Lymington Ambulance Station for my Meal Break only two or three weeks before her tragic passing. She struck me as a really nice person, supremely suited to working in the Service and with a very caring personality. It was obvious that she loved her work. I have no doubt that she will be missed by all her colleagues and that they will never forget her. I should like to pass on my condolences to all her family, friends and colleagues.

Liam Sizer


My thoughts are with Gill's Family and Friends at this very hard time. I did not know Gill but as part of the SCAS family I am saddened by this terrible accident. Sleep well with the angels Gill.

Claire Warner


My thoughts and condolences are with you all at this sad time. My memory of Gill was lovely the last time we spoke she was very happy lady and proud of her son. R.I.P XX

Lynnette Witt


Remember my first shifts out on the road on relief and working a lot of shifts at Ringwood and Lymington and it was always a pleasure to work with you. My sincere condolences to your family and all concerned. RIP x

Tara Dugdale ECA Nursling


I did not know Gill personally, but her tragic accident has been felt by all in the ambulance service, not only with SCAS, but Nationwide. Rest in peace.

Kate Shaw


Although we didn't work together regularly, the times we did will always be special. A kind person who cared about friends, colleagues and patients. Gill always brightened up the day when we met over a patient or at hospital. A sad loss, rest in peace.

Steve Murray (Basingstoke)


RIP Gill. You were such a caring and loving person who will be deeply missed. Thinking of the family at this difficult time. Night Gill xx

Paula 2403


A pleasure to have known you and an even greater pleasure to have worked alongside you. You will be greatly missed 'Gilly' x

David Gates


My thoughts are with Gill's family at this very sad time x

Paula Carr


So, so sad to have you leave us Gill, and doing the job we all love so much. Will be thinking of you and your family for a very long time to come, you will never be forgotten. Rich I wish you all the best for the future and a return to fit active duty soon. The Ironside family, my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. God bless all x

Leah, Nursling RC


Our thoughts are with Gill's family and the patient's relatives at this incredibly sad time. This was a tragic accident that will stay in our thoughts forever. Rest in peace.

Anne and Paul Carnell

In deepest sympathy and loving memory. We will work harder every day to live up to Gill's ideal of dedication and service.

David Gregory, Burghfield & Mortimer First Responders


Although I did not know Gill, I would like to extend my sympathy to her family, friends and colleagues.

Elaine Trott - ECA Basingstoke


This is such a tragic loss and has affected so many people. I never had the privilege of meeting Gill but can say that I have heard nothing but sheer admiration for her. The Ambulance service has lost a very special lady and all of us at Havant station have felt overwhelmed by emotion due to this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with Gill's family and crewmates during this very sad time xx

Lyndsey Thompson (Havant station)


I first knew Gill when she would handover patients to me at Southampton ED and more recently in my role as an ECP. We would always have a chat at a patient's house or when I popped into Lymington station when I was in the area on ECP work. Gill was always friendly and provided conscientious care for her patients. My thoughts are with your family. RIP.

Mathew Holbrook - Consultant Practitioner Trainee, SCAS.


God bless you xx

Lynn Newman (111 Call Handler)



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Saschaleejames A sad time for @SCAS999!

BangkokBaySW11 @SCAS999 AS a long standing VAS member, on behalf of my SJA & BRC colleagues, our thoughts are with you all in this unfortunate time

AnglianEMT horrific scenes down in Hampshire, thoughts are with family and colleagues during this awful time @SCAS999 xx

jojo1406 @SCAS999 our thoughts are with all of you x

CinnamonFury Tonight I'm humbled & honoured to be part of the #AmbulanceFamily & #999family pulling together. Our hearts & thoughts are with @SCAS999

paulakawooderz @SCAS999 churches praying for all those affected tomorrow

SotonCentreCops “@RingwoodPolice: @SCAS999 Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time.”

FleetResponders Our sincerest thoughts are with the friends, families and colleagues of the @SCAS999 crew involved in a fatal RTC yesterday.

GloveBoxGlover My thoughts with friends @SCAS999 #999family x

MiniajCerra, @SCAS999 so tragic. Thoughts are with the families

Jackers @SCAS999 tragic, it's just truly horrific.

burylions @SCAS999 so sad RIP

leejwarwick Our thoughts are with our colleagues from @SCAS999 at this difficult time.

stewartcott Thoughts tonight with the friends, family & colleagues of @SCAS999 paramedic and patient who lost their lives this morning. #RIP

WestHantsCCG Thinking of our colleagues @SCAS999 today

RedditchCFRs @SCAS999 What a very sad day for the emergency services and all those involved. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time

anneraffle @SCAS999 sorry to hear this very sad news, condolences to family, friends & colleagues

MasterfulPrune In memory of the @SCAS999 paramedic who lost her life along with her patient. Prayers for her crewmate and patients relative still critical

BitterneRespond A mark of respect to our @SCAS999 Paramedic colleague killed today. It has really hit us all :-( #999family

Musicalcatlover @SCAS999 I am so sorry to hear of the tragic accident resulting in the death of one of your staff & patient. Praying for all affected.

Hantspolfed As a mark of respect to the @SCAS999 Paramedic killed today here is an adaptation of our thin blue line. #999family

Lonnie_Blankley Sad day for @SCAS999 and Ambulance Services nation wide at the loss of a colleague & another seriously injured. #RIP

ToytownEMT Thoughts tonight with the family, friends and colleagues of the @SCAS999 crew member and patient that died this morning.

CraigHeigold @SCAS999 shame to lose colleagues at any time, harder in the line of duty. Thoughts are with all involved and the families. dangissane Thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues @SCAS999 and all affected. Such sad news

aaranwest @SCAS999 thoughts and prayers to all at this tragic time.

yorkie1980 @SCAS999 thoughts are with all concerned at this tragic time from all at East Sussex FRS

HantsChiefAndy Tragic news of death of 2 in ambulance crash today. Our thoughts with family & friends of both & colleagues @SCAS999

NILOCDAC Thoughts with colleagues @SCAS999 sorry for your loss at this difficult time #UnitedinPurpose #StandingWithYou

jerryandrews95 Thoughts go out to the SCAS paramedic who lost her life today. RIP. Also hope the crew member who is in hospital is ok! @SCAS999

ResponderGirl Sad news from @SCAS999 today. One of those days that makes you stand back & appreciate those around you & the dangers that are out there.

Whit3396 @SCAS999 thoughts go out to all the families and colleagues of those involved

BitternePolice Very very said news about our @SCAS999 colleague & patient who died this morning. Thoughts with family & those injured #OneFamily #RIP

corsachris @SCAS999 My condolences go to the families and friends of the two people killed and good wishes to those who were injured in this accident.

QAHospitalNews Sad news. Condolences to all @SCAS999 #NHScolleagues and bereaved families following ambulance accident today from all @QAHospitalNews.

Cornwall_OOH Thinking of our colleagues @SCAS999 today. Sending you strength and courage my friends. X

StevenageFire Sincere condolences to family, colleagues & friends of Paramedic who sadly lost her life serving the public @SCAS999 RIP

MarkTheMedic @SCAS999 A very sad day, God Bless all involved.

johno_101 Devastating news of Hampshire Ambulance crash. Thoughts with those involved and colleagues out on the road @SCAS999 @HIOWAA @UHSFT

ngozie @SCAS999 my heart goes out to the scas family, old and new, God give you grace.

studentpara_999 @SCAS999 thoughts R with everyone who was involved in the tragic accident earlier today involving a paramedic and a elderly pt. #999family

studentpara_999 I think we need to show some love to @SCAS999 today. Sad day for them. #999family so sad :( well said #sharethelove

AagroupNeil @SCAS999 god bless to all involved

TheCustodySgt First #ff is for an account I mentioned earlier. Give @SCAS999 a follow and show them we stand with them in their sorrow. #999family

parajon82 I think we need to show some love to @SCAS999 today. Sad day for them. #999family

GMPWhitefield Ambulance in collision with tree on A337, Hampshire at 09.35 So sad! #RIP #Team999

Politicalangel Thoughts to the family @SCAS999

ChiefInspAndy Joint briefing with @SCAS999 @HantsPolRoads @HantsPolice my thoughts are with them, family & friends after colleague killed doing their job

jrbenthall @SCAS999 my thought are with all those affected by the collision earlier. There by the grace go us all.

jethro1964 @SCAS999 really sad news. I’m a paramedic from Grantham....R.I.P

ProfessorPlum Thoughts go out to @SCAS999 on a tragic day. #everydayheroes

lauralou89 Thoughts are with all involved in this morning’s accident. Such tragic news. @SCAS999 #999family

NHSPathways #nhspathways sends sympathies to families of the deceased from @SCAS999 crash earlier today. We hope the injured make a full recovery.

ChiefInspKory @SCAS999 thoughts are with all in SCAS during this difficult time.

jazznhenry Thoughts with all the @SCAS999 staff and families involved in this mornings tragic events xx

NeeNaw_Nic Thoughts to all at @SCAS999 and friends & families of those involved in today's tragic incident. RIP x

mattie3179 @HantsPolRoads @SCAS999 totally awful, that's two lost in a month RIP

HantsPCC Condolences to those affected by the double fatality in the New Forest this morning. It’s a sad time for @SCAS999 and the families involved.

StretcherM0NKEY RIP to the @SCAS999 Paramedic and patient killed in RTC this morning. Thoughts with her crewmate and P/Ts relative

NytramSmith My thoughts go to all @SCAS999 at this very difficult time. #HATO

adriancrowewm My thoughts with all family friends and colleagues at this tragic time. @SCAS999

GhostOfWinston This ex-RAMC 'member' is deeply saddened by tragedy of @SCAS999 New Forest RTC.

portsmouthcg Our thoughts go to the @SCAS999 paramedic and patient that lost their lives in an #RTC today. #999family

Hantsfedchair Our thoughts and prayers are with our family at @SCAS999 during these difficult times.

herderhandler Tragic news about @SCAS999 Cops hold paramedics in the very highest regard. I wouldn't do their job for anything. Unsung heroes all of them

AmbulanceECA @SCAS999 speaking on behalf of all ECA's and ambulance staff. We're all sorry for the loss of life and wish the family's our condolences

tvprp Condolences to @SCAS999 and relatives of those who lost their lives today in a collision in Hants.

da_big_fish Gutting news to hear from @SCAS999 Thoughts are all of those affected.

rustykidneys @SCAS999 saw this on Facebook. Rip xx

RedBullAvenger Thoughts are with the @SCAS999 team. I call them on a regular basis everyday.

gerrydrabble @HantsPolRoads @SCAS999 Another member of the emergency services lost in the last month, sympathies to all the families concerned

JimMay0712 Thoughts are with @SCAS999 for the tragic loss of their paramedic and the patient who both died this morning.

nakedmedic @SCAS999 indeed a sad incident

robjpwalker @SCAS999 My condolences to the families and all who work at #SCAS. Devastating news today. RIP

mwatson80 @SCAS999 My thoughts are with those involved or affected by the incident in the New Forest - tragic news.

skibum999 @SCAS999 Thoughts & prayers to our #SCAS colleagues and to the family of the patient. This is truly a tragedy for all involved. Be strong.

handog123 @Ldn_Ambulance @SCAS999 very sad news x

Mark66mitchell @OFFICIALWMAS @SCAS999 just heard about this. Condolences.

UNISON_GWAS .@SCAS999 Our thoughts go out to your staff and all affected by this tragedy. We are all one family.

dubby133 @Ldn_Ambulance @SCAS999 very sad news for all those involved .

HewettChris Best wishes to all involved, friends, family SSFR999 Thoughts go out to the paramedic and patient who died

HantsPolRoads Our thoughts are with @SCAS999 for the tragic loss of their female paramedic and the elderly patient who both died this morning #sadnews

medic_mk Saddened to hear the horrific news from Hampshire. @SCAS999 colleagues Milton Keynes is thinking of you.

DrTaylor999 Deepest thoughts go to all involved in the @SCAS999 ambulance incident in Hampshire. Such sad news, thinking of my colleagues down south.

Katehuh Thoughts & prayers to colleagues in Hampshire on this awful day. God bless. @SCAS999

AmboOfficer @SCAS999 Tragic news. Thinking of all involved at this very sad time.

MickBourne @SCAS999 So sorry to hear this. Thoughts are with all those involved. #ManDown

soozibags Absolute tragedy for @SCAS999 today. My thoughts are with you all. RIP.

Cosham23 Our thoughts go to the @SCAS999 paramedic and patient that lost their lives in an #RTC today. #999family

n_rh1992 Tragic news from @SCAS999 for the loss of their 2 paramedics in an RTC today. Thoughts with the families and colleagues of those involved

TimmyTheTRex @SCAS999 thoughts and condolences to all involved in the tragedy today.

TimRCarey @SCAS999 very sad news about the paramedic and patient that died on A337 - thoughts also with the injured - #999 #emergency

ringwoodspecial A sad and difficult day for @SCAS999 and @HantsPolRoads. Thinking of you all. #999family

TVP_Chiltern @SCAS999 It's always heartbreaking to hear this kind of news. Thoughts from your colleagues at Thames Valley Police

ParaPhil1978 In memory of a colleague, @SCAS999 we all stand shoulder to shoulder with you.

the_grasbys In memory of a colleague, @SCAS999 we all stand shoulder to shoulder with you

Austin Florish Condolences to the family of the paramedic & the patient. Hope the attending medic pulls through.

Gary Woodcock Our thoughts go out to you at this sad time. You are in our thoughts.Gelli ambulance station Rhondda Wales

Jamieandlouise Rees So sorry to hear this sad news my thoughts are with those involved who sadly lost their lives and the families who lost their loved ones. I hope those injured make a speedy recovery.Louise, paramedic from swast xx

David Maddison Deepest sympathy to all at SCAS on the loss of a colleague and friend. My thoughts are with you all.

Kerry Clarke My condolences go out to the families of the ambulance driver and relative, and I wish a speedy recovery to the attending ambulance crew member and patient.

Mally Mclane From a CFR and Governor at South Western Ambulance, please accept my condolences on this sad day for the ambulance service. We're all one family.

Allison Jackson Thoughts with the families, friends, colleagues and those who responded, and hopefully a full and timely recovery to the injured. Lots of Scottish Ambulance Service folks thinking of you. x

Lady-Kym Masters-Moses So so tragic.... Our thoughts are with the family and friends who were involved... R I P

Maz Flossie My thoughts are with all involved, and to my brothers and sisters on the service, and those that had to deal with the tragic job of trying to help their colleagues

Gillian Buckingham So sad for all involved directly or otherwise

Andrew Wills Rip to the paramedic and elderly patient and get well to others involved

Ian Mclaughlin Thoughts and condolences go out to all the families involved, will hope for a swift recovery for those transported to hospitals.

James Crew Very sad news

Tom Lawrence Condolences to all members of South Central Ambulance Service and the family of the patient, thoughts and prayers with you all.

Amanda Pamment It is deeply sad, I cried. RIP the paramedic and man who died. it is upsetting day for SCAS. I hope the other paramedic and family member get better .Really sad

Clare Underwood I am so sorry to hear this. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families and friends

Kimberley Jo Myers All involved are in my prayers, RIP

Lorraine Halstead Such sad news. Thoughts go to both their families.

Terri Burton So tragic. Thoughts are with the families and ambulance service. RIP

Dawn Ross Thinking of all involved much love and prayers

James Birdseye Awful horrendous day and thoughts with the loved ones, friends, colleagues and the responders to the incident. Rest in Peace.

Lisa Hall RIP. Thoughts are with the family and friends

Shona Harris Healing prayers sent to all involved RIP

David Royden Penny Thoughts and prayers to the families and friends involved. Rest In Peace.

Mark Davis A tragic loss. RIP

Lorenzo Acapulco Tiraboschi I am close to the families and colleagues in this tragic moment.

Jeremy Scott I am a Paramedic employed by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and wish to express my deepest sympathy over the recent tragic deaths of a Paramedic colleague working for your Trust and a member of the public. I also wish those who have been injured a speedy recovery. We all do a dangerous job which is often 'taken for granted'.

Lesley Stapley May I offer my condolences to all at South Central Ambulance for the loss of one of your colleagues today.

Roy & Pamela Plenderleith Please convey our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Paramedic who tragically lost her life on Friday last. Also our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery to her injured crew partner.

Mally Mclane From a CFR and Governor at South Western Ambulance, please accept my condolences on this sad day for the ambulance service. We're all one family.

Bob Hemsley Sincere thoughts and wishes to all affected, and all at EAAST

Vicki Hudson Thoughts are with you and the family's following the sad news that has affected you today. Our hearts are with you. X

John Gledhill Awful Tragic news, Blue lights all over the country are dimmer today


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