Ospreys Rugby is sad to hear of the passing of local paramedic Gerallt Davies MBE after testing positive for Coronavirus.
Gerallt was a well-known and respected figure at the Liberty Stadium on matchdays in his role co-ordinating the matchday paramedic team.
He played a huge role alongside staff in the development and maintenance of the medical protocols in place at the stadium which operate on all sporting and music events. He also played an integral role in co-ordinating our medical services at our matches at both The Gnoll and the Morganstone Brewery Field.
A paramedic at Cwmbwrla Station in Swansea, the 51-year-old from Pontarddulais was also a much valued member of the stadium’s Safety Advisory Group and his loss is a devastating blow to both the Ospreys, Swansea City, the medical services his family and friends.
Gerallt, in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, also helped to establish the Swansea Help Point in 2014 which providing care to those in need in Swansea City centre. His work as national operations officer with St Johns Cymru Wales earned him a MBE in 2019 for his services to first aid provision in Wales.
Tributes have been paid from the likes of the Welsh Ambulance Service, St Johns, Swansea Bay Health Board, Police, local dignitaries, colleagues, friends and family.
Andrew Davies, Head of Operations and Facilities at the Liberty Stadium, added: “We are all deeply saddened to hear of Gerallt’s passing. In everything he did with and for us, he brought the highest possible level of professionalism, dedication and care all achieved in a modest, unassuming manner and with his unique sense of humour. He worked extremely closely with our medical and safety teams and was greatly respected by us all.”
Ospreys Rugby would like to offer its condolences to Gerallt’s family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.