Family grief over death of “dedicated” NHS nurse from coronavirus


Undated document photo released by the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust of Augustine Agyei-Mensah, known to his colleagues as Gus, who died after being tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo PA. Issue date: Saturday May 9, 2020. Mr. Agyei-Mensah, who worked as a learning disability nurse, was a highly valued member of the trust team. The father of four had been in the trust since 2014, having qualified the previous year. See the story of the AP HEALTH Coronavirus Frontline Agyei. Photo credit should read: Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This photo for distribution can only be used for editorial purposes for contemporary illustration of events, things or people in the image or the facts mentioned in the legend. Reusing the image may require additional permission from the copyright holder.
Augustine Agyei-Mensah, known as Gus, died after being tested positive for coronavirus (Photo: PA)

A family was heartbroken after the death of a nurse “dedicated and dedicated” to learning disabilities after contracting a coronavirus.

Augustine Agyei-Mensah, known by his colleagues as Gus, has worked for the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) since 2014.

The father of four, who supported people with complex cognitive and sensory needs, was employed by South West Trains for four years before qualifying in 2013.

He has been described as a “devoted” and “caring” father, proud of his Ghanaian heritage.

Her family paid tribute to her by saying, “Augustine was a caring husband and a loving father for four children. We are devastated by his loss.

“He was a dedicated, hardworking and proud worker of the NHS that will be missed by everyone who knew him.”

Angela Hillery, managing director of the trust, said, “Our hearts are broken today for Augustine’s wife and young family. We remain committed to supporting them during this period.

A Justgiving page has been created Source of Gus’s memory (Image: PA)

“Augustine embodies what we stand for here at NHFT. He was determined to make a difference and give people a second chance.

“Augustine cared for some of the most vulnerable people in our society; lives have been transformed thanks to him. “

In a statement, NHFT added: “Augustine has always recognized that as a clinician, he has the ability to help service users make positive changes. “

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NHFT staff created a JustGiving page in memory of Gus to support his family.

On the page, they say, “Losing a loved one is never easy and words cannot properly describe our feelings right now. Our sincere condolences go out to Gus’ family.

“In honor of his kindness, his compassion and his great friend and colleague, he is raising funds to help support his family at this sad time. “

The official number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has reached 31,587 today, while 346 people have died.

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