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NHS Staff Pay Moving Tribute To Midwife Who Died After Contracting COVID-19

NHS staff have made a moving tribute to a midwife who sadly passed away on Friday 3rd April at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex.  Medical staff placed a ‘light candle’ on a chair in a corridor before standing around the tribute, heads bowed, as they held a moment’s silence for their colleague.  It is not known if the

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Heartfelt Tributes Paid To Aimee O’Rourke Who Is The Second Nurse To Die Of COVID-19

A nurse from the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate has died after testing positive for COVID-19. Aimee O’Rourke died in the hospital’s Critical Care Unit late on Thursday, 2 April. She was just 39-years-old. Aimee joined the Acute Medical Unit as a newly qualified nurse in 2017, and ward manager Julie Gammon said the whole team was

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36-Year-Old Nurse, Areema Nasreen, Becomes The Sixth Known Healthcare Professional To Die After Contracting COVID-19

A 36-year-old nurse had died after contracting the COVID-19 virus.  Areema Nasreen died shortly after midnight surrounded by her colleagues in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands.  Nasreen had dedicated 16 years of her life to nursing.  The mother-of-three developed symptoms of COVID-19 on 13th March. These symptoms included a high temperature, body

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Police Appeal For Witnesses After PPE Stolen From NHS Vehicle

Merseyside Police have asked for witnesses/information after Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) intended for frontline NHS staff were stolen from a parked NHS vehicle. A spokesperson for the force confirmed that at some point between 22:30 hours on 31st March and 05:45 hours on 1st April, a thief smashed the window of an NHS work van that was parked on Greenham

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Life-Saving Father & Daughter Medics Team Up During COVID-19 National Emergency

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Dad and daughter duo Brian and Yasmin have been responding together on overtime shifts during the COVID-19 national emergency.  Brian joined NWAS as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) back in 2009 after being inspired by the treatment his father received.  Brian has since qualified as a paramedic, and 24-year-old Yasmin has followed in his footsteps

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NHS England Warns The Public To Be Vigilant After Fake NHS Social Media Accounts Ask For Donations

NHS England has asked the public to be vigilant after several fake NHS accounts have emerged on social media, asking members of the public for donations.  A spokesperson for NHS England said: ‘Sadly, we’ve noticed posts being shared and fake NHS accounts being set up asking for donations.  ‘These are completely false; we will never ask you for money.  ‘Please

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BREAKING: NHS Bosses Told To ‘Max-Out’ COVID-19 Testing On Staff ‘With Immediate Effect’

Sky News has revealed that NHS England bosses have been told to ‘max-out’ their testing on NHS staff as lab capacity for the tests starts to increase.  In a letter addressed to NHS Chief Executives, shared by Sky News’ Beth Rigby, Pauline Phillip DBE wrote to say: “Following our Sunday letter on staff testing, as lab capacity is increasing, we

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What’s Happening With PPE And Frontline Medical Staff?

John Johnson | Editor There has been a lot of ‘chatter’ on social media and the mainstream media about the PPE being given to frontline medical staff and trying to get a firm grasp on the situation is hard.  At the moment, we can only go by what we are seeing and hearing from the ‘front line’ of the fight

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GMB Union Has Said That It ‘Stands With NHS Workers’ Who ‘Face The Sack For Blowing The Whistle’ Over PPE Shortages

The GMB Union has said that it will ‘stand with NHS workers who face losing their jobs over talking to the media about the government’s coronavirus failings’, according to a spokesperson for the Union.  According to the GMB, NHS England, which has taken over communications in several health trusts, has warned doctors, nurses and other staff will be subject to

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