Falkirk paramedic (63) dies from COVID-19 months after coming back to frontline to help others

The Falkirk area lost a true hero when Scottish Ambulance Service paramedic Rod Moore became another victim of the coronavirus pandemic.

By James Trimble
Monday, 23rd November 2020, 10:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 8:20 am

Mr Moore (63), who died on Friday in Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s intensive care unit after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 22, had returned to full-time frontline paramedic duties when the coronavirus hit the country earlier this year, giving younger colleagues the benefit of his 40 years of experience.

When he tested positive and began isolating at home he started telling people about his battle against COVID-19 via Twitter.

One of his posts stated: “I never thought it would happen but it’s hospital for me. COVID-19 is a bugger.”

Rod Moore, pictured first left, helped so many people during his long career with the Scottish Ambulance Service and even took the time to praise other people's live saving efforts as he did here back in March - applauding Stenhousemuir's Day Today store after it installed a defibrillator

He continued to praise the efforts of staff at NHS 24 and FVRH who had helped him right up to the end and never lost his sense of humour.

People who knew Mr Moore said he would often go to hospital to visit patients he had helped and find out how they were doing.