BBC One docuseries Ambulance left viewers heartbroken tonight after announcing three heartbreaking deaths after filming the episode.
The award-winning series following the North West Ambulance Service aired its final episode this evening – with its credits scene leaving fans particularly emotional.
It confirmed that the NWAS now has 220 members of staff now trained as TRIM assessors to help frontline staff through traumatic incidents.
The programme went on to reveal the outcome of patients seen in the episode.
After spending six days in hospital being treated for pneumonia, Alan enjoyed a trip to Disneyland with his autistic grandson Jack.
Sadly, however, they announced that another patient, Eric, suffered a cardiac arrest thirteen weeks later and died.
Meanwhile Margaret, who spent a week in hospital, returned home and died seven weeks later.
Another patient, also called Margaret, returned back home and died three months later surrounded by family and friends.
The family of Stephen, who died during the episode, also issued a statement and said that they were “grieving every day”.
“As a family we are still grieving, every day still hurts. He was cared for, loved and is missed every single day.”
And viewers flocked to Twitter in tears, with one writing: “A hard watch for you all tonight I’m sure ❤️ Your dad would be so proud right now Gareth, as we all are. Brilliant series, all of them are absolute hero’s #ambulance #NHSheroes #ThankYouNHS.”
While another commented: “#Ambulance such emotional viewing.”
A third wrote: “#Ambulance such sad cases though.”
“Very sad tonight what a brave job they do .. Thanks #Ambulance,” another commented.
*Ambulance returns next Thursday at 9pm on BBC One