An NHS employee who was a “ great role model for everyone ” and a “ beloved ” nursing assistant, has become the latest health care workers to die after contracting Covid-19.
Radiographer Simon Guest, who worked at the Furness General Hospital in Barrow, Cumbria, died on Wednesday after a positive test for coronavirus.
Described by his wife as a ‘true gentleman’, the health professional, who has also trained other radiographers, is one of 61 NHS staff who fought on the frontline to help fight the coronavirus crisis and died of the disease.
The latest deaths come as the UK continues to control the spread of the virus that claimed 16,060 lives.
Simon Guest, who worked as a radiographer at the Furness General Hospital in Cumbria, died after contracting Covid-19
Nurse assistant Ruben Muñoz, who has worked at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust since 2011, has also died from the coronavirus
After Mr. Guest’s death, his wife told BBC“Simon was special, a real gentleman and a great role model for everyone,” she said.
“He was a gentle soul and therefore very caring for both his patients and NHS colleagues.
Simon had a great sense of humor. Even in the darkest times, his work ethic and personality were like sunshine and light. ‘
Just days later, nursing assistant Ruben Muñoz, a father of two and a husband, who had worked with Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust since 2011, also died of the coronavirus.
In a statement seen by SurreyLive his family said, “Ruben is a good son, a beloved husband, and a wonderful father to his two children. He was so proud of his NHS family and Woodland Ward. ‘
Also paying tribute to the health professional was Surrey and Sussex, chief executive of Michael Wilson, who described Mr. Muñoz as a “highly respected” and “talented” person.
He told Surrey Live: “Ruben was a highly respected and talented nursing assistant who showed tremendous dedication to caring for his patients every time he walked through our doors.
“He was also a much-loved friend to so many people in our hospital, and our team is incredibly saddened at his passing.”
The tragic deaths are because the coronavirus crisis continues to claim the lives of brave doctors, nurses and support staff who help fight the frontline pandemic.
Earlier this week, 49-year-old Cardiff-born Julianne Cadby, who worked in a series of roles on her health council for three decades and was a “ beloved ” member of her team, died after contracting the virus.
She started her career as a medical secretary before becoming a business manager at the mental health specialist for children and adolescents.
Dedicated Ms Cadby has been described by her colleagues as ‘always making sure we provide the best possible service for children and young people’.
She leaves her husband Chris, their son Evan and her brother Ian.
A spokesperson for the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said: “Julianne was a much-loved member of our team, she was extremely cordial and caring, always making time to help and support colleagues.
Her dedication shone through and played a central role in everything we do in the service and her focus has always been to ensure we provide the best service we can for children and young people.
Her loss will be felt by all the many colleagues she has worked with in recent years.
She is survived by her husband Chris, their son Evan and her brother Ian. We will miss her greatly. ‘
Also this week, 57-year-old Andy Treble, who returned to the frontline of the coronavirus during the crisis, died after a battle in intensive care.
Family and colleagues paid tribute to Mr. Treble after his death, with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Heath Board saying, “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Andy Treble, a theater assistant at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, has passed away. Andy unfortunately passed away in intensive care on Wednesday. ‘
Julianne Cadby, 49, from Cardiff, worked in a range of roles at her health council for three decades and was a ‘much loved’ member of her team
Health assistant Lourdes Campbell (pictured above) died of the corona virus
Mr Treble (pictured) was described as a kind man who devoted his life to his profession and ‘always had a smile on his face’
Mr. Treble worked in the hospital in North Wales for nearly 40 years and was loved by his colleagues.
His sister, Maria Molloy, described her brother as a kind man who devoted his life to his profession and “always had a smile on his face.”
She said, “Andy absolutely loved working at the Maelor, his colleagues were his other family.
“He was very nice in nature and always put everyone to himself. He always laughed and smiled, he was such a good man.
“We are devastated by his loss, but would like to thank the intensive care team who went out of their way for Andy and above all, for him. We will be eternally grateful to them. ‘
This week also paid tribute to Lourdes Campbell who worked for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, who died in intensive care at Royal Bolton Hospital after contracting the virus.
In a statement published Thursday, the president of the trust, Fiona Noden, said, “It is with great regret and sorrow that I share with you the devastating news that we have lost a friend and colleague to the terrible Covid-19- virus.
Lourdes Campbell, a healthcare assistant, recently died in our intensive care unit.
Lourdes, known to her colleagues as Des, has been with us for nearly 13 years.
She was a much-loved and valued member of the team, known for her extraordinarily hard work.
She was committed to patient care, and her colleagues respected her calm, diligent, and compassionate approach.
“This is a terrible and moving reminder of the situation we face every day to help others and I would like to thank every member of our staff for their continued care for our patients and the community.
“Their constant courage and sense of duty is inspiring and a comfort to all of us in these difficult times.”
NHS worker Barbara Moore, 54, who “ devoted her life to caring for others, ” died at Royal Liverpool University Hospital on April 6 after testing positive for coronavirus
On April 6, Aintree University Hospital confirmed that they had lost long-term nurse Liz Glanister (center), 68, after contracting Covid-19.
Earlier this month, 54-year-old Barbara Moore, who worked as a patient discharge planner at Aintree University Hospital, died on April 6 at Royal Liverpool University Hospital after a positive test for coronavirus.
Described as an “unsung hero,” the mother of two children and grandmother, who “loved nothing more than spending precious time with her family,” is now the second member of staff to die of the coronavirus at Aintree Hospital.
In a statement, Mrs. Moore’s family said, “Barbara was a beloved woman, mother, nan, sister, aunt, friend, and a beautiful person.
Barbara devoted her life to caring for others and loved her two beautiful children and grandchildren.
“She liked nothing more than spending precious time with her family. We will miss Barbara that much. ‘
A spokesman for the NHS Foundation Trust of Liverpool University Hospitals, who is in charge of Aintree Hospital, said: “It is with incredible sadness that the confidence today confirmed the death of one of their staff members, Barbara Moore, 54 years old, who had tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).
Barbara, a patient discharge planner at Aintree University Hospital, died at Royal Liverpool University Hospital on Monday, April 6.
“Barbara had joined the hospital team after spending most of her career as a carer for people with disabilities.”
A few days earlier, on April 6, the hospital confirmed that they had lost long-term nurse Liz Glanister, 68, after contracting the coronavirus.
In a statement on social media, Ms. Brown said, “All of our thoughts are with Liz’s family right now and we offer them our heartfelt condolences. Liz is unfortunately missed by everyone who knew and worked with her.
“I would like to sincerely thank Liz for her dedication to her patients, colleagues and friends over many years.”
At Liverpool Town Hall, St George’s Hall and The Cunard Building the Union, the flag was raised at half-mast in honor of Ms. Glanister.
Heavily pregnant NHS nurse, 28, dies of coronavirus as friends and family mourn the deaths of three other brave health workers who died on the front
By Raven Saunt, Tom Pyman and Amie Gorden for the MailOnline and Inderdeep Bains for the Daily Mail
Scathing questions are asked about why a nurse who died of coronavirus continued to work well into the last three months of her pregnancy.
Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong’s condition deteriorated rapidly after contracting the virus last week, but desperate to save her daughter, she underwent a caesarean section.
Tragically, the 28-year-old died just a few days later on Easter Sunday.
The little girl is said to be alive, but it is not yet clear whether she has tested positive for the disease.
Joeli Brearley, founder of Pregnant Then Screwed, said, “The death of Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong from Luton and Dunstable Hospital could have been prevented, a child will now grow up without her mother – this tragedy could have been avoided”
However, concerns are raised after Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where she was a nurse for five years, confirmed that she worked until March 12 and possibly later in ward 12 – which has since become a Covid-19 ward.
She was eight months pregnant when she died and stopped working after 28 weeks, as allowed in official counseling, who hospital bosses said they were following.
However, it has sparked renewed calls for reconsideration, with campaigners insisting, “All pregnant women shouldn’t be on the front lines.”
Pictured: Father-of-two Dr. Peter Tun, who worked as an associate specialist in neurorehabilitation at Royal Berkshire Hospital for over 21 years, died Monday
Cheryl Williams (left), who worked as a housekeeper in an elderly patient ward at North Middlesex University Hospital in Edmonton, North London, died on Easter Sunday
Father of two Dr Peter Tun, 62, died Monday in intensive care unit at a Reading hospital.
Another victim, Ade Raymond, 48, worked as a health care assistant for the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust before he died.
And Cheryl Williams, who worked as a housekeeper in an elderly patient ward at North Middlesex University Hospital in Edmonton, North London, died on Easter Sunday.
Another victim, Ade Raymond, 48, (pictured) worked before he died as a health care assistant for the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
Colleagues of Mr. Raymond van Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust have also paid tribute after his tragic death
Tributes have since been paid to Dr. Tun, who had worked as an associate specialist in neurorehabilitation at Royal Berkshire Hospital for over 21 years.
In an emotional statement, his children said, “Our family is extremely proud of our superhero father.
“He always said, ‘Treat all your patients as if they were your own family,’ and this speaks for the type of character he had.
“To us, he was simply the best person we know and we will miss him every day.”
It is because a dental nurse was also confirmed to have died after being treated for coronavirus for a month.
Mother-of-one Linnette Cruz, 51, (photo) was also confirmed to have died after being treated for coronavirus for a month
Mother-of-a-Linnette Cruz, 51, was a senior nurse in a practice in Sketty, Swansea.
Ms. Cruz was hospitalized last month after suffering from Covid-19 symptoms, but died on April 14.
Dental practice owner Nik Patel paid tribute to her by saying, “She brought love, light and joy to everyone around her. She will unfortunately be missed by everyone. ‘