Date Published : March 7th, 2016 Published By : adminLondon Ambulance Service has confirmed the death of one of its members, Clinical Team Leader, Brian Hayes. Mr. Hayes died after a sudden illness at Waterloo ambulance station yesterday.
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.
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.
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 him. 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 condition.
The CEO said Brian was 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.
De. Moore said “Brian was a big personality and will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.”
Brian lived in Kennington and is survived by his wife and three children.