Coronavirus: Aintree hospital worker dies after positive test

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Barbara Moore has been described as an “unsung hero” by the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


A hospital worker who “devoted her life to caring for others” died after being tested positive for coronavirus.

Barbara Moore, 54, worked as a patient discharge planner at Aintree University Hospital in Merseyside.

She died Monday, three days after the death of another hospital worker, nurse Liz Glanister.

Barbara’s dedication to her work means that patients returned “to their loved ones as soon and as simply as possible,” said an NHS spokesperson.

‘Little-known hero’

“Barbara has dedicated her life to caring for others and loved her two beautiful children and grandchildren,” said her family in a statement.

“She loved nothing more than spending precious time with her family. “

The 54-year-old athlete, who has spent most of his career as a caregiver for people with disabilities, has worked in “one of our roles as unsung heroes,” said Dianne Brown, head nurse at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

“Many people don’t think about the work of patient discharge planners when they think of a hospital.

“But Barbara’s dedication to helping patients get out of the hospital safely meant that people were returning to their loved ones as quickly and simply as possible. She will be sorely missed.

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