British Pakistani nurse dies of COVID-19

  • British Pakistani nurse dies of COVID-19

British Pakistani nurse dies of COVID-19

Asked what she would say to health workers who may be anxious, she said: 'I'm hugely grateful to the tens of thousands of nurses, doctors, health and social care workers that day in, day out are working around the clock.

ONE OF the daughters of NHS nurse Aimee O'Rourke has paid an emotional tribute to her fearless mum following her sad death from coronavirus, aged just 39. Her dedication to her role and her popularity amongst her colleagues is obvious to see with the outpouring of grief, ' said Mr Beeken.

A frontline nurse who had been fighting coronavirus in the United Kingdom died just moments after her husband whispered, 'do not worry about the kids.

Aimee O'Rourke, who worked at the acute medical unit at the QEQM hospital in Margate, died yesterday after testing positive for Covid-19.

"But please, I ask to remember Aimee and Areema".

Ms Fyffe said there were still concerns about whether staff had the personal protective equipment they needed "not just in the NHS - in the communities, in the care homes, in the hospices, wherever care is being provided".

News of her death came hours after it emerged an apparently healthy 36-year-old nurse at Walsall Manor Hospital had died. "Today, we lost one of our family", Chief Executive of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Richard Beeken said.

On Facebook, daughter Megan Murphy wrote: "You are an angel and you will wear your NHS crown forever".

West Midlands mayor Andy Street said: "Such tragic news this morning, my heart goes out to Areema's family and three children". Her colleagues are like a second family and they have been truly fantastic with her - and us.

The official described Nasreen as a professional, passionate nurse who started out as a housekeeper in 2003, before running to gain her nursing qualification in January 2019.

England's chief nurse Ruth May has also raised fears over more deaths.

'I know as a nurse myself that we, in our time of need, it's important that we are there to serve our patients. "Frontline workers across the West Midlands are risking their lives day after day to protect us, the least we can do to help them is follow Government advice".

Dr Habib Zaidi, who had a Pakistani background, who also died after contracting coronavirus. Dr Adil El Tayar, 63, died on March 28 after contracting the virus at the Hereford County Hospital.

Nurse Thomas Harvey, 57, of Goodmayes Hospital, London, died on Sunday after contracting the virus. Dr Alfa Saadu, 68, died on Tuesday after working at Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.