Wigan NWAS worker who died with Covid-19 to be given emotional procession

A former Wigan paramedic, who died after a weeks-long battle with Covid-19, will be given an emotional final journey today ahead of his funeral.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 8:51 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 8:54 am

Peter Millington died on March 5, seven weeks after being diagnosed with the virus. He was 58 years old and is survived by his mother Betty, fiancée Lynn, children Alex and Sophie and grandchildren Primrose and Reuben.

Peter dedicated more than three decades of service to the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), and his colleagues, family and friends will pay their last respects today with a fitting send-off.

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Peter Millington

His funeral cortege will depart his home, led by an Ambulance Response (RV) car, and will pause outside the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, where the hospital’s Tree of Hope will be lit up in green, the paramedics’ colour.

The cortege will then proceed to Wigan Fire and Ambulance Community Station in Newtown, where a full guard of honour and wreath/flag presentation will be carried out, before the procession

departs for Wigan Crematorium.

With over 34 years dedicated service to NWAS, Peter was a time-served paramedic and operational trainer and made a difference to countless lives of patients and families.

In more recent years he utilised his passion for IT, as an NWAS Capacity Manager based initially at Emergency Operations Centre in Broughton, Lancashire and most recently at Greater Manchester’s Regional Operations Control Centre.

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