Duke of Cambridge’s tribute to Yorkshire paramedics – The Yorkshire Post says

THE paramedic Matondo Manzeninga’s pride was discernible when he spoke to the Duke of Cambridge – by phone – to discuss his profession’s work during the Covid crisis and how the pandemic is taking its toll on the mental health of ambulance crews. “A great opportunity and real privilege,” he later tweeted.

The Duke of Cambridge has heard how Covid is taking its toll on the mental health of ambulance crews.

Yet they’re also words that the Prince William would, in turn, say about this remarkable lifesaver, from Leeds, who decided that he wanted to train to be paramedic when he returned home from school, switched on the television and watched a programme about first responders.

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But it is the young man’s personality that shines through from his rapport with those elderly patients who recount their life stories – he’s a good listener – to sharing motivational messages like “be the person you want to meet”. As such, one is left in awe of Matondo and his colleagues. They’re a credit to their city, county and country – and fully deserving of this Royal recognition.

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The Duke of Cambridge has praised the work of a Yorkshire paramedic.