It is with deep sadness and shock that we have learnt of the death of Jon Harvey at the age of 35.
Jon was a paramedic with the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) of the West Midlands Ambulance Service University Foundation Trust (WMAS). He had been a member of the College of Paramedics and for a short time had represented his colleagues in the paramedic profession as a Trustee on our Board.
Graham Clark, Board Trustee, East of England region. ‘Jon was a dedicated former member of the College Board and a close colleague to me personally as a HART paramedic. Jon, thank you for your warmth and kindness, may you rest in peace.’
Liz Harris, Head of Professional Standards. ‘During his time with the College Jon brought a positive, thoughtful and insightful perspective that was valued by the Board. A painful loss for Jon’s family and many friends and a sad time for our profession too, our thoughts are with you.
Sean Cloak, Board Trustee, South East Coast region. ‘So sad to hear of the passing of Jon. My sincerest condolences to both his family, friends and colleagues who worked alongside him. A tragic loss, taken from the world far too soon.’
James Stubley, Board Trustee, Yorkshire region. ‘I joined the College Board at a similar time to Jon, his passion for the profession was infectious and he wasn’t shy when representing his region. Gone far too soon, a tragic loss, our thoughts are with his family and colleagues.’
Julie Ormrod, (past) Board Trustee, South East Coast region. ‘This is truly saddening news. What a tragic loss and a delightful man. My thoughts are with Jon’s family and friends.’
Ryan Lord, (past) Board Trustee, East Midlands region. ‘I had the pleasure of working alongside Jon for the College and loved his enthusiasm for the profession. Rest in peace, our thoughts are with your family at this time.’
Keiran Bellis, Board Trustee, North West region. ‘Jon was the first person I spoke to at my first Board meeting, it was such a pleasure to work alongside such an enthusiastic and passionate person who was driven to both improve the College and the profession. We shared many stories over lunches and dinners and it was a true pleasure to have this time with Jon. Thoughts are with your family and friends. Stand down and rest in peace.
Georgette Eaton, Alternate National Education Advisor for England. ‘It was a pleasure to work alongside Jon during our time on the Board together. Jon brought a wealth of experience to develop the College both from the variety of activities and clinical settings he worked within. As well as working alongside him professionally, he was a friend who will be sorely missed.’
Jon will be sadly missed by his many friends and colleagues in the ambulance service and throughout the wider paramedic profession. Our deepest sympathies go to his family and close friends at this most difficult time.