Mr Reid was a consultant at Weatherfield General who headed the medical team that tended to Paul Connor following his car accident in June 2007. The consultant informed Paul's brother Liam and wife Carla that he had undergone surgery through the night and although he was still alive, his prognosis was poor and advised them that if there were any more relatives to be contacted, to do so immediately. Paul passed away without regaining consciousness a short while before sister Michelle arrived at the hospital.