A quartet of goodbyes from the West Sector

It’s always difficult to say goodbye when people move on to pastures new, but it is especially sad when four people move on at the same time!

Four great members of staff leave the Trust this week and Deputy Director of Service Delivery, Dave Fountain, wanted to thank them for their incredible service.

Following the recent announcement of our dear friend and colleague Clive Goodson’s retirement, it was amazing to celebrate Clive’s retirement at an event at Bedford Rugby club on the 16th March. Over 100 people attended to say a fond farewell to Clive. 

Clive Goodston retirement

Dave Fountain presented Clive with his shield and presents from staff and colleagues from across the Trust.

Dave said: “It has been an absolute pleasure having Clive as a key member of the West Locality management team. Clive has served for many years and has always been a consistent, high quality member of the team. Clive’s greatest ability was to support, and care for everyone that he came into contact with. We all wish Clive and Julie great happiness in retirement together.”

Phillip Cook sadly is leaving the Trust after 30 years as an EMT. Having spent most of his time working out of Ely station, he has become a well respected team member who will be missed.

Dave said “I’ve heard nothing but positive comments about Phillip. A dedicated member of the team, he worked hard with the community around Ely and built strong relationships. His skills, knowledge and experience will be a great loss to the Trust and I wish him all the best for the future.”

Paramedic Jacqueline Reynolds from Watford retires after 30 years’ service.  Yesterday Jackie was presented with flowers and gifts from her colleagues on station as they wished her a fond farewell.

Dave Fountain said: “How sad to see Jackie leave but we wish her well in her semi-retirement and for her future goals and happiness.”

 Jacqueline Reynolds retirement photo

And finally, following a presentation yesterday, Dave said farewell to our Area Clinical Lead, Sarah Stead, who is leaving for pastures new in Yorkshire.

Dave said: “It is with great sadness we say goodbye to Sarah after 12 years’ service during which time she has contributed so much to the West Locality in her role as Area Clinical Lead. We wish Sarah every success in her new role working for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.”


Good luck to you all in your future endeavours, whether that’s the next stage of your career or enjoying retirement!



Published 6th April 2018

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