A hospital warden who posed once in a room alongside Boris Johnson died of coronavirus when the number of NHS victims reached 21.
Sara Trollope, 51, was months away from retirement when she became another hero struck by the deadly virus.
He followed Gareth Roberts and Leilani Dayrit on a day when Britain recorded 917 Covid-related deaths, bringing the national total to 9,875.
The NHS Foundation Trust in central and north-west London has confirmed that Mrs Trollope, a nurse, died at Watford General Hospital after being tested positive for the disease.
The news of Ms. Trollope’s death came when it emerged that Mr. Johnson was close to death when he was desperately fighting coronavirus in an intensive care unit.
Sara Trollope (pictured with Prime Minister last year), 51, was just months away from retirement when she became another hero named deadly virus victim on Saturday
The NHS Foundation Trust in central and north-west London has confirmed that Mrs Trollope, a nurse, died at Watford General Hospital after being tested positive for the disease
Trollope, who worked at Hillingdon Hospital – where she was pictured next to her prime minister last year – was praised for her support for seniors with dementia.
Medical Director Dr. Paul Hopper said, “Sara had this unbeatable combination of kindness, selflessness and total determination to do things right for patients. She was an example for each of us. “
Roberts, 63, who retired from retirement to help with the epidemic, was the 20th NHS worker to die.
The grandfather, described as a “much loved and dedicated” member of the health care team, died at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
Gareth Roberts, 63, pictured after retiring to help fight the coronavirus, has since been confirmed as the 20th NHS worker to die
In a statement, the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said, “Gareth has been in our family of nurses since the 1980s and works at all of our hospital sites.
“Gareth was well known to everyone and was an extremely popular, fun and well-liked person, always greeting everyone … when he saw them. “
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, son and grandson.
The Royal College of Nursing Wales said it was “devastating to lose one of our nursing professionals in this way”.
“We are deeply saddened to learn that a nurse in Wales died from COVID19. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the nurse’s family, friends and colleagues, “a spokesperson told MailOnline.
“The nurses worked tirelessly 24 hours a day to care for their patients during this crisis. Their commitment and dedication are unwavering. It is devastating to lose one of our nursing professionals. “
Leilani Dayrit (photo), who has worked as a nurse for the past 16 years, was known as a maternal figure for the children of family friends and for her dedication to services.
Today, the UK has recorded 917 coronavirus-related deaths, with the national death toll approaching 10,000
Tributes were also paid to a “special and beautiful” nurse at St Cross Hospital in Rugby, who died of Covid-19.
Clinical nurse Leilani Dayrit, who had worked as a nurse for the past 16 years, was known as a maternal figure for the children of family friends and for her dedication and altruism in service.
Her daughter Mary Dayrit paid tribute to the “unsung hero” after his death on Tuesday amid the coronavirus epidemic.
In an article on a GoFundMe page, she wrote: “My mother was a compassionate woman who always put the happiness and well-being of others before her own.
“She was a very hardworking and dedicated nurse who loved taking care of others and because of that, she was known as the” mother figure “of many family friends.
“She was the perfect example of an optimist who kept looking on the bright side and encouraged everyone to do the same.
“My mother was selfless until the end and made sure to pass on joy, happiness and love to all who needed it. A really special and beautiful person inside and out; I am truly blessed to have called her my mother and words cannot express how happy I am to see and hear that she was loved by many people.
“I am overwhelmed by the comforting responses and messages that have been sent and I am sure she would have been affected as well.”
The online fundraising page was created to “lighten the burden of this tragedy for her family” and has a goal of £ 3,000.
The Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust University Hospitals confirmed that a staff member had died but did not give further details or indicate the cause of death.
Director General Andy Hardy said: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that a staff member at St Cross Hospital, Rugby, has died.
“All our thoughts are with their family, friends and colleagues and we offer them our deepest condolences. Trust does everything it can to support both the family and our staff during this very difficult and distressing time.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock (photo) told BBC Breakfast today that 19 “NHS family members” died from the virus, which has claimed the lives of 9,875 people in the UK.
A third NHS worker, Julie Omar, also died after contracting the virus.
The 52-year-old was an experienced trauma and orthopedic nurse who had recently worked at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.
Matthew Hopkin, executive director of the NHS Trust of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, issued a statement which read as follows: “It is with great sadness that I must share with you the sad news that a highly valued member of our nursing team – Julie Omar – has passed away.
Hancock repeats PPE usage claims
Matt Hancock speaking this morning
A dispute arose between the government and the nurses after Matt Hancock again warned the coronavirus doctors against the excessive use of personal protective equipment.
The health secretary insisted that there was enough protective clothing to meet the demand, but urged health workers to treat the equipment as a “precious” resource.
He doubled his remarks at yesterday’s press conference in Downing Street, where he responded to front-line reports of a serious equipment shortage.
Dame Donna Kinnair of the Royal College of Nursing said that no amount of PPE was “a more precious resource than the life of a health worker, the life of a nurse, the life of a doctor” .
She told BBC Breakfast, “I am actually offended that we are saying that health care workers abuse or abuse PPE. I think what we do know is that we don’t have enough supply and not enough regular PPE supply.
“This is the number one priority that nurses bring to my attention, that they do not have enough protective gear.”
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 morning.
“His family has asked us not to share more details at this stage and we will of course respect these wishes. “
The NHS Foundation Trust in central and north-west London has confirmed that one of their nurses, Sara Trollope, also died after being tested positive for Covid-19.
A spokesperson said: “We are sadly informing you of the death of Sara Trollope, a respected and long time member of CNWL staff in Hillingdon. She was a matron for mental health services for the elderly.
“We send our love and support to her husband Gary and her children and to her colleagues. Sara has worked tirelessly with dedication, commitment and passion for older adult patients, always striving for the best care and results.
“Sara has had a long and successful career in the NHS and CNWL and was well known and highly regarded throughout the Trust.”
The latest deaths come after two carriers married to nurses died in an Oxford hospital due to a coronavirus.
Oxford university hospitals said in a statement: “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 teams. nurses.
“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 as well as their close colleagues. The families asked that their privacy be respected at this very sad time.
“As colleagues, we will support the two families as best we can through their loss and we know they will also be supported by the wonderful Filipino community here in Oxford, in which both families play an important role.
“We also provide support to all of their colleagues and remind all staff of the services and advice available to them.”
Areema Nasreen (photo), 36, died just after midnight April 2 in intensive care at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands – where she had worked for 16 years
Priti Patel says “sorry if people feel there have been failures” regarding the provision of protective equipment
Senior NHS officials revealed hospitals may run out of doctors’ coats after Priti Patel said she was “sorry if people feel there have been failures” in the provision of protective equipment .
The memos that were leaked yesterday warned of a “national shortage” of long-sleeved dresses needed to treat patients with coronavirus.
The revelation came when the government asked all companies that can make dressing gowns to sign up for their new plan to produce personal protective equipment.
Interior Minister Priti Patel said she was sorry if anyone thought there had been failures in the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic
The Kington Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said in correspondence with The Telegraph that supplies of gowns could run out this weekend.
The news came hours after Public Health England relaxed its rules and said doctors could get away with one-piece coveralls with a hood if dresses were not available.
Interior Minister Priti Patel said she was sorry if anyone felt that there had been failures in the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
After being asked twice to apologize to NHS staff and their families for the lack of PPE required, Ms. Patel said, “I am sorry if people think there have been failures. I will be very, very clear about this.
“But at the same time, we are currently experiencing an unprecedented global health pandemic.
“It is inevitable that the demand and pressures on PPE and the demand for PPE will be exponential. They’re going to be incredibly high.
Dr. Bruno Holthof, Managing Director, and Sir Jonathan Montgomery, President of the NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This tragic loss of our two colleagues affects us all. We are a team and each member of our team is precious.
“None of us can provide our service to patients alone. We all need each other and we are united to honor the memory of our colleagues and together we share the sadness of their families. “
Health Secretary Matt Hancock previously told the BBC Breakfast that 19 “NHS family members” died from the virus, which claimed the lives of 9,875 people in the UK.
Hancock said he was particularly struck by the high proportion of ethnic minorities who died in the NHS. He said “work is continuing to determine if they have caught coronavirus while performing their duties at work or if … they have caught it for the rest of their lives.”
The Secretary of Health said of people from ethnic minorities who have died: “This testifies to the fact that people from all over the world came and gave their lives working for the NHS and paid for it … I think we need to recognize their enormous contribution. “
Aintree University Hospital said nurse Liz Glanister died on Friday April 3.
Nurse Areema Nasreen, 36, died on April 2 in intensive care at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands – where she worked for 16 years.
Nurse Aimee O’Rourke, 39, also died Thursday at the hospital where she worked – Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQMH) in Margate, Kent.
Tributes were also paid to nurse Rebecca Mack, 29, who died on Sunday after self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus.
Donald Suelto, who worked at Hammersmith Hospital, died after self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus, said a friend and an NHS nurse.
The Mail on Sunday reported that 27-year-old nurse John Alagos – who cared for coronavirus patients at Watford General Hospital – died after a shift on Friday April 3.
Nurse Alice Kit Tak Ong, 70, died on Tuesday, her daughter said.
Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex announced Sunday the death of 54-year-old midwife Lynsay Coventry, while Janice Graham, a 58-year-old medical assistant in Scotland, died on Monday.
Medical assistant Thomas Harvey, 57, father of seven who worked at Goodmayes Hospital in Ilford, east London, died at home on March 29.
Another health care assistant, Glen Corbin, 59, worked for over 25 years at the Park Royal Center for Mental Health in Harlesden, north-west London.
Dr. Habib Zaidi, 76, a general practitioner at Leigh-on-Sea, died at Southend Hospital on March 25.
Amged El-Hawrani, consultant for ears, nose and throat at Derby University Hospitals and the Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB), died at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester on March 28. Dr Alfa Saadu, 68, who returned to work after retirement, died Monday at Whittington hospital in north London.
On March 25, transplant surgeon Adil El Tayar, 63, died at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, west London.
Professor Sami Shousha, 79, who worked in the UK cancer research laboratories at London’s Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals since 1978, died on April 2.
Tributes were paid to nurse Rebecca Mack (left), 29, of Morpeth, who died on Sunday after self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus. In the photo on the right, Donald Suelto
Consultant geriatrician Anton Sebastianpillai, who had a long association with Kingston Hospital in south-west London, died on Saturday April 4.
Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, who wrote a Facebook article asking Boris Johnson to urgently supply PPE to all NHS workers, died Wednesday evening.
Dr. Edmond Adedeji, 62, who worked as an alternate clerk in the emergency department of the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire, died on April 8.
Health care assistant Thomas Harvey (photo), 57, father of seven who worked at Goodmayes Hospital in Ilford, east London, died at home on March 29. Right, Dr. Edmond Adedeji
Nurse Alice Kit Tak Ong (photo), 70, died on Tuesday, daughter said
Jitendra Rathod, associate specialist in cardio-thoracic surgery at the University Hospital of Wales, died on Monday morning. GP Fayez Ayache, 76, was transported by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital on April 2 and died six days later.
General practitioner Dr. Syed Haider, who worked in Dagenham in east London, died in hospital on Monday after thinking he had developed symptoms of coronavirus.
Patient discharge planner Barbara Moore, 54, died on Monday, the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said.
GMB union national secretary of public services, Rehana Azam, said, “Now that this dark truth has been worked out, we also need to know how many other frontline workers, including in our care homes, have died in the exercise of their functions. “
“It is beyond sorrow. Each of these frontline workers’ sacrifices to our NHS family must never be forgotten.
Today’s death toll is down from yesterday’s 980, the highest recorded in a single day to date – surpassing the worst days in Italy and Spain.
But that puts Britain on track to reach the dark threshold of 10,000 deaths on Easter Sunday, which the country will spend locked out.
The total number of cases also jumped today from 5,233 to 78,991 after 18,091 additional tests, down 1,025 from Friday.
NHS England reported that 823 patients died in their hospitals today – the youngest was 11 and the oldest was 102, both with underlying health conditions.
Scotland today confirmed 47 more deaths, bringing the total to 542, while the number of Northern Ireland has reached 107 after 15 more.
It occurs when police warn the public to stay indoors this Easter weekend, but were forced to have words with certain rules of social distancing.
Police have been warned not to abuse their new powers, reinforced by Priti Patel, who confirmed the latest figures today at press conference No10.
Another grim day of the coronavirus pandemic in Britain:
- An argument broke out between the Secretary of Health, Matt Hancock, and a senior nurse over his claims that the doctors were using personal protective equipment too much;
- Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer led the reaction against the Secretary of Health’s assertion that NHS staff “wasted” PPE;
- Downing Street said the Prime Minister was making extremely satisfactory progress in his recovery from the coronavirus;
- Former Home Secretary David Blunkett lambasted briefings on ministers’ Coronavirus “Sermon on the Mount” and accused officials of “hectoring” people;
- Scientists have said that the coronavirus can spread 13 feet – twice the distance of social distancing – and that isolating infected people at home is not a good strategy.