LODD: Paramedic dies after falling ill at station

Brian Hayes had been a paramedic for 15 years and played an important role during the London Olympics

LONDON — A paramedic died Sunday after becoming ill at an ambulance station.

Brian Hayes joined the London Ambulance Service in 2001 and was a clinical team leader. He was also a Regimental Sergeant Major for the service’s ceremonial unit and worked as a manager at the Olympic Deployment Center during the London Olympics.  

Hayes was the creator of an alternative response vehicle, the booze bus, which treated patients suffering from alcohol related injuries.

"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," said Chief Executive Dr. Fiona Moore. "Brian was a big part of London Ambulance Service for many years and was much loved by all who worked with him."

Hayes leaves behind a wife and three children.

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