Death of our colleague Lee Fox

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It is with our deep sadness that we inform you all of the death of our dear friend & colleague Lee Fox

Lee had been battling a long illness with the dignity and resolve that those of us who knew him recognised and respected as one of his endearing characteristics. He has been an inspiration to so many of us.

Lee had been part of our family here at EEAST for nearly 18 years.

He joined what was then East Anglian Ambulance Service in 2003 working initially in West Norfolk before qualifying as a paramedic in 2005. He transferred to the Norwich Ambulance Control Room in 2006 and then on to Central Norfolk, becoming an operational manager and Assistant General Manager in 2013.

Everywhere Lee worked he made a lasting impression on those who worked with him. Those that know Lee won’t be surprised to hear that he received such a huge amount of appreciation letters from staff, patients and other emergency services throughout his career.

Lee came to the East Suffolk LOM team a few years ago where his calm, professional & methodical manner supported many of the team here. He was one of the good guys and a well-respected and valued member of the EEAST team.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to his partner, family, and friends

Further communication will be provided as we continue to speak with his family

If you have been affected by this news, and require any support, please remember we have the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) on 0808 1962374 and the Crisis Line on 0808 1962370. Alternatively, you can arrange a confidential conversation with Debra Winterson on 07715074010 or email wellbeing@eastamb.nhs.uk  

Please be aware of how you, and your colleagues around you, are feeling at this time. If you are still struggling after a few weeks, please talk to your line manager and make sure you are receiving support from those around you.

Additional support is available through the Samaritans. Call 116 123 for free 24/7 or you can email jo@samaritans.org

Published 29th October 2020

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