Tributes have been paid to an NHS healthcare worker from Northumbria who has passed away from COVID-19.
NHS worker dies of COVID after giving birth to her fourth child: Becky Regan, 29, had her fourth child in hospital while being treated for the virus. At 11am yesterday family, friends and staff at North Tyneside hospital paid tribute with a minute’s silence. In a statement James Mackey, chief executive of Northumbria Hospitals NHS Trust, said. “It’s with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our own team who has tragically died this week.
This will be remembered as a very sad day for Northumbria. And we are all devastated at the loss of our friend and colleague. Our deepest condolences are with the family at this tragic time. Becky worked as a healthcare assistant at North Tyneside Hospital after joining Northumbria in January 2020.
While every death during this pandemic has been a tragedy, the loss of Becky will feel especially painful. Having just given birth and her close family are now dealing with the worst possible news. Our thoughts are also with her close colleagues. And those who treated her during her illness who will also be grieving her loss.” In January, while Ms Regan was on a life support machine, her family set up a GoFundMe page to help buy a fridge-freezer.
The page description reads. “Becky became very ill with Covid and got taken into hospital. She deteriorated in hospital and without going into this too medically, she is on life support machine. The money raised will be used for Becky’s four children at home.” It continues. “We pray Becky and baby get well and eventually get home. And when they do her mam would love for her house to be decorated for her getting home.” So far the page has managed to raise £10,134.
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