A ‘longtime’ nurse at a Liverpool hospital has died after being tested positive for Covid-19.
Aintree University Hospital staff nurse Liz Glanister died on Friday, said the source.
Dianne Brown, head nurse at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said it was “with great sadness” that Ms. Glanister passed away.
She added that she would be “sadly missed by everyone who knew and worked with her”.
Brown said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that Liz Glanister, a longtime nurse at Aintree University Hospital, died sadly at Royal Liverpool University Hospital on Friday after being tested positive for Covid- 19.
“All our thoughts are with Liz’s family at this time and we offer them our sincere condolences.
“Liz will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with her. “
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson paid tribute to Glanister, tweeting, “Our deepest sympathies go out to family and friends and again show the dangers and the sacrifices our health workers make on a daily basis. “
The number of hospital deaths related to coronavirus rises to 4,934 at 5:00 p.m. BST on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health.