Nurse Dies “In Daughter’s Hands” After Self-Insulating Due to Fears of Coronavirus


Nursing home nurse died “in the care of her 12-year-old daughter”, who is now in foster care, after being self-isolated at home due to fears of coronavirus, say heartbroken friends.

Maria Victoria Prado’s daughter Alex called 999 and attempted to resuscitate her mother in a desperate attempt to save her life, according to a GoFundMe page created to support the grieving girl.

The 58-year-old man suffered from severe asthma and self-isolated on advice from the government and was not tested for Covid-19 for this reason.

It is understood that Ms. Prado, also known as Vicky, suffered a severe asthma attack that resulted in a heart attack before she died. His friends fear that the asthma attack “may not have been made worse by the Covid-19 virus.”

The mom was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital in Kent on April 20, where she tragically died.

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Prado has worked for the NHS and the private sector for the past decade

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She was self-isolated due to her vulnerability and her fear of leaving her daughter.

Ms. Prado had worked for Avery Healthcare at the Elvy Court Care Home in Sittingbourne and also in the Cooksditch House private nursing home in Faversham before the lockout.

The mom had previously worked for the NHS and was from the Philippines, reports Kent Live.

She is one of many Filipino-born health and care workers to die during the coronavirus crisis.

Broken-hearted friends created a GoFundMe page to raise funds to repatriate her body, funeral expenses, and help her daughter travel to the Philippines.

He has so far raised over £ 8,000.

Maria Theresa Guerzon, who created the page, wrote: “She was a hardworking nurse always willing to go the extra mile to help.

“Vicky recently worked in a nursing home with positive COVID-19 cases.

Mrs. Prado worked at the Elvy Court nursing home in Sittingbourne, Kent

“She had isolated herself because of her great vulnerability to catch the cruel virus but died from an asthma which could have been aggravated by the virus COVID-19. ”

Ms. Guerzon said that Ms. Prado had worked for the NHS and in the private sector in the United Kingdom for a decade.

It is understood that she was working for more than one nursing home at the time of her death.

Ms. Guerzon added: “Vicky’s daughter, Alex was her life, her reason for [work] difficult.

“As a very loving mother, she [chose] self-isolate at home like her [did] don’t want to leave her 12 year old daughter alone.

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“Alex is now in foster care.

” She [did not deserve] to handle the nightmare of having to call 999 and resuscitate his own mother.

“Vicky died in the hands of her daughter, Alex. “

The donation will help cover the travel expenses of family members who come to the UK for Mrs. Prado’s funeral.

He will also cover the repatriation of his body and support Alex’s education.

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The girl will return to the Philippines, according to the GoFundMe page.

Ms. Guerzon added: “Vicky was a fighter and a survivor.

“With the pandemic underway, it was unfortunate that she and her daughter had to suffer the consequences.

“Help me. Take them home. ”

The healthcare group Avery described Vicky as a “popular member of our team” and was “deeply saddened” by his death.

A spokesperson said, “The staff and management at Elvy Court Care Home in Sittingbourne were deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of one of the nurses who worked at home, and our thoughts are with her family. this sad moment.

“She was a popular member of our team within the house and will be greatly missed.”

General Manager John Strowbridge, who donated £ 500 on the fundraising page, added: “Our thoughts at Avery are with the family at this sad time. We thank Maria for her dedication to the residents of Elvy Court. “

Former colleague Linda Du Preez echoed this sentiment, saying, “I worked with Vicky and she was devoted to her 12 year old daughter and needs our help to bring her family to the UK.

“We loved Vicky’s enthusiasm and care for her patient. We are very sad and shocked to lose her to Covid 19. “

Sarah Chapman said, “Wonderful lady and co-worker. Many will be greatly missed, “while Nicola James added,” I worked with Vicky and she was a very loved member of our team. “

Click here to visit the GoFundMe page.


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