63-year-old heroic nurse after retirement to join the NHS dies from coronavirus with six hospital workers – The Sun

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A HERO nurse who retired from retirement to join the NHS frontline died of coronavirus along with six other hospital workers.

The tragic news of the death of Gareth Roberts, 63, comes after Matt Hancock announced earlier that 19 NHS members had died during the epidemic.

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    Gareth Roberts, 63, tragically died of coronavirus after retiring to join the NHS front line
Gareth Roberts, 63, tragically died of coronavirus after retiring to join the NHS front lineCredit: Wales News Service
    It follows the tragic death of nurse Leilani Dayrit, 47, who tragically died of a coronavirus suspect
It follows the tragic death of 47-year-old nurse Leilani Dayrit, who tragically died of a coronavirus suspectCredit: BPM Media
    Hillingdon nurse Sara Trollope, pictured here with the Prime Minister, unfortunately died after being tested positive for Covid-19
Hillingdon nurse Sara Trollope, pictured here with the Prime Minister, unfortunately died after being tested positive for Covid-19
    Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 19 NHS heroes sadly died in the fight against coronavirus1
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 19 NHS heroes sadly died in the fight against coronavirusCredit: BBC

Grandfather Gareth has been described as a “much loved and dedicated” member of the health care team working at several Cardiff hospitals.

He is the second confirmed health worker in Wales to die following a diagnosis of Covid-19 after the death of heart surgeon Jitendra Rathod on Monday.

Gareth has worked for the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board since the 1980s, which confirmed that he died at nearby Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

It follows the tragic death of Leilani Dayrit, 47, who tragically died of a suspected coronavirus after showing symptoms at work.

Ms. Dayrit’s daughter told the BBC that her mother died on Tuesday and that she was “disinterested until the end.”

Elsie Sazuze, a home nurse in Birmingham, also died unfortunately on Tuesday after showing symptoms of the virus.

Ann Mansell, owner of the retirement home where Elsie worked, said the mother of two was “a loved, respected and hardworking nurse,” Express & Star reported.

So far, thousands of books have been collected for his funeral expenses by childhood friend William Fungatira.

    Daughter of Sister Dayrit told the BBC that her mother died on Tuesday and that she was
Daughter of Sister Dayrit told BBC that mother died Tuesday and was “uninterested until the end”Credit: BPM Media
    Elsie Sazuze, home nurse in Birmingham, also died tragically on Tuesday after showing symptoms of coronavirus
Elsie Sazuze, home nurse in Birmingham, also died tragically on Tuesday after showing symptoms of coronavirusCredits: Go Fund Me

The NHS Foundation Trust in central and north-west London (CNWL) also paid tribute to Sara Trollope – another nurse who died tragically after being tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokesperson for the Trust confirmed that Sara was a respected and long-time staff member in Hillingdon, and a matron for mental health services for the elderly.

Paying tribute, they said that she “works tirelessly with dedication, commitment and passion for older adult patients, always striving for the best care and results.”

NHS confidence also confirmed today the death of Julie Omar – a highly experienced trauma and orthopedic nurse who had recently worked as a sister at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire.

In a message to colleagues, the CEO of the Trust, Matthew Hopkins, said the 52-year-old will be remembered as “a very valued member of our nursing team.”

He added: “Julie, who was only 52, had self-isolated at home after developing symptoms of Covid-19, but unfortunately her condition deteriorated and she died at home yesterday (Friday morning. “

It was also announced earlier that two carriers from John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford had tragically died of the coronavirus.

The two men worked as porters at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, according to the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Tributes have already been paid by colleagues to the two heroic porters.

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A spokesperson for the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the deaths of two staff members, both porters at John Radcliffe Hospital and both married to members of our nursing teams.

“The two men were popular and hardworking members of our fantastic team of porters at John Radcliffe Hospital. They will be greatly missed by colleagues, family and friends in the wider community.

“Our thoughts are with their wives and families and their close colleagues. The families asked that their privacy be respected at this very sad time.

PPE EMERGENCY

This comes after the government was criticized for the lack of protective equipment provided to NHS personnel.

Earlier today Interior Minister Priti Patel said she was “sorry if people believe there have been PPE failures” after the deaths of front line NHS staff .

Stories have emerged from nurses forced to share their protective gear despite being at the forefront of the pandemic.

Exhausted doctors were also forced to cut hospital curtains to make makeshift dresses because of a lack of protective clothing, and others broke while carrying trash bags around their bodies and mouths.

The news comes as the death toll from coronavirus in the UK has risen to 9,875 today.

This represents a jump of 917 in the past 24 hours, against 8,958 in total yesterday, while the country remains in the fight against the virus.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Britain jumped 980 in 24 hours yesterday, making it the largest increase to date and more deadly than the worst day of their epidemic in Spain (961).

    Priti Patel said she is
Priti Patel said she was “sorry if people feel there have been PPE failures” after the deaths of front line NHS staffCredit: PA: Press Association



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