Two nurses and two healthcare assistants have misplaced their lives in the previous 24 hours whereas working on the UK coronavirus frontline.
Matt Hancock introduced the tragic information at a Downing Street briefing on Friday, saying Covid-19 ‘continues its grim march’ however ‘every life lost makes me more determined than ever to push for victory’.
Chief nursing officer Ruth May additionally paid tribute to the medics who’ve given up their lives, however added that she ‘worries’ the fallen heroes won’t be the final to die.
It comes after the chief government of Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, mentioned extra deaths amongst NHS staff are ‘a certainty’.
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Speaking throughout a webinar of regional civic, well being and transport chiefs on Friday, Toby Lewis mentioned: ‘Will extra well being care employees move away?
‘With the greatest regret I think that is a certainty. It is our collective effort to try and minimise the number of tragedies we see in people who serve within the NHS.’
Nurse Areema Nasreen, 36, died at Walsall Manor Hospital in the early hours of Friday morning after contracting Covid-19.
The mum-of-three, who labored on the hospital for 16 years, has been described by good friend Rubi Aktar as ‘the most loveliest, genuine person you could ever meet’ who ‘went above and beyond for everyone she met’.
Nurse Aimee O’Rourke, 39, additionally a mother-of-three, handed away after being handled at The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Kent the place she labored.
One of her daughters, Megan Murphy, mentioned in a publish on Facebook: ‘It was us four towards the world! Now us Three will pull collectively greater than ever!!!
‘Look in any respect the lives you sorted and all of the households you comforted when sufferers handed away.
‘You are an angel and you will wear your NHS crown forever more because you earned that crown the very first day you started!!!’
‘Your Meggy misses you beyond belief. One day when I have children of my own I will tell your grandchildren about their GG (glamorous gran) which you wanted to be called, every single day.’
Other NHS staff to die on the coronavirus frontline embody ‘living legend’ Dr Saadu, who had turn out to be medical director on the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex and Ealing NHS Trust and Dr Habib Zaidi, 76, who was a GP in Leigh-on-Sea for greater than 45 years.
Nurse Thomas Harvey from Hackney, London, Consultant Amged El-Hawrani, 55, of Burton and surgeon Dr Adil El Tayar, 63, of Hereford have additionally sacrificed their lives in the UK’s battle towards coronavirus.
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