Coronavirus nurse dies first Scottish NHS worker


A nurse became the first NHS worker in Scotland to die from a coronavirus.

Janice Graham was a health care support worker and a district nurse from Inverclyde. Sadly, she died on Monday at the Royal Hospital in Inverclyde after contracting the deadly virus.

The 58-year-old has been described as having a “razor sharp mind” and will be greatly missed.

Louise Long, CEO of Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership, said, “We are saddened to confirm that a staff member died as a result of Covid-19.

“Our thoughts are with those close to Janice in these difficult times.

“Janice was a valued member of our district and evening nursing team and brought kindness and compassion to patients and their colleagues.

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“His brilliant and engaging personality and sharp mind will be sorely missed.

“A commemorative book will be opened at the Port Glasgow Health Center for staff who wish to honor Janice.

“We are extremely grateful to our staff for their tireless efforts during this crisis. We are here to support them as much as possible during this difficult time. “

In Scotland, 366 people died from coronavirus, an increase of 70 deaths overnight.

The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,565, compared to 336 compared with Tuesday.

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Coronavirus in Scotland

A total of 210 Scots are in intensive care and receiving treatment, this has been confirmed.

Of the confirmed positive cases, 1,771 people are hospitalized, an increase of 20.


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