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Coronavirus: These are the healthcare workers who have died from COVID-19

By October 14, 2020 5 Comments

More than 100 healthcare workers have died in the UK since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Dozens more deaths are reported to have taken place, but have not yet been confirmed by Sky News.

Doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and paramedics are among those who have died after being infected with COVID-19.

Behind each number is the death of a beloved family member and colleague.

Tap to read more about 100 of those who have died, and the things people have said about them.

  • Twin sisters Katy (left) and Emma Davis, died within three days of each other after both testing positive for COVID-19. Children's nurse Katy died at Southampton General Hospital on Tuesday while Emma, a former surgery nurse, died on Friday.Twin sisters Katy (left) and Emma Davis, died within three days of each other after both testing positive for COVID-19. Children's nurse Katy died at Southampton General Hospital on Tuesday while Emma, a former surgery nurse, died on Friday.
  • Amor Padilla Gatinao is one of five Filipino nurses who has died after contracting COVID-19Amor Padilla Gatinao is one of five Filipino nurses who has died after contracting COVID-19
  • Dr Alfa Saadu died after contracting COVID-19Dr Alfa Saadu died after contracting COVID-19
  • Barry EnglandBarry England
  • Dr Anton SebastianpillaiDr Anton Sebastianpillai
  • Amanda FordeAmanda Forde
  • Brian DarlingtonBrian Darlington
  • John AlagosJohn Alagos
  • Healthcare assistant Ade Raymond was in the first year of a nursing degree at Middlesex University and worked at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust in London.Healthcare assistant Ade Raymond was in the first year of a nursing degree at Middlesex University and worked at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust in London.
  • Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, died after contracting COVID-19Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, died after contracting COVID-19
  • Dr El Tayar is the first doctor to die after testing positive for COVID-19Dr El Tayar is the first doctor to die after testing positive for COVID-19
  • Aimee O'Rourke (39)Aimee O'Rourke (39)
  • Alice Kit Tak Ong was a primary care nurse who worked in the NHS for 40 yearsAlice Kit Tak Ong was a primary care nurse who worked in the NHS for 40 years
  • Abdul Gellaledin worked as a hospital transport driver in Kingston upon Thames.Abdul Gellaledin worked as a hospital transport driver in Kingston upon Thames.
  • Ian Reynolds, 53, had worked as a paramedic for more than 30 years. For the last eight years he had been a member of the pitch-side medical team at Crystal Palace Football club who said he was a "much-loved colleague" and friend.Ian Reynolds, 53, had worked as a paramedic for more than 30 years. For the last eight years he had been a member of the pitch-side medical team at Crystal Palace Football club who said he was a "much-loved colleague" and friend.
  • Amarante DiasAmarante Dias
  • Amged El-Hawrani is the first confirmed frontline worker to die after testing positive for coronavirusAmged El-Hawrani is the first confirmed frontline worker to die after testing positive for coronavirus
  • Amrik Bamotra, 63, was an nhs workerAmrik Bamotra, 63, was an nhs worker
  • Andy CostaAndy Costa
  • Andy TrebleAndy Treble
  • Nurse Angie Cunningham died at Borders General Hospital, where she worked, on April 22. Ms Cunningham's family said: "Angie was a much-loved wife, mother, sister, granny and great granny, as well as a friend to many more."Nurse Angie Cunningham died at Borders General Hospital, where she worked, on April 22. Ms Cunningham's family said: "Angie was a much-loved wife, mother, sister, granny and great granny, as well as a friend to many more."
  • Ann ShepherdAnn Shepherd
  • Areema NasreenAreema Nasreen
  • Ate Wilma BanaagAte Wilma Banaag
  • Barbara Moore was a discharge planner at the Royal Aintree Hospital and before then had been a care worker supporting people with disabilities. Her family said: “Barbara was a much loved wife, mum, nan, sister, aunty, friend and beautiful person. Barbara dedicated her life to caring for others and doted on her two beautiful children and grandchildren.Barbara Moore was a discharge planner at the Royal Aintree Hospital and before then had been a care worker supporting people with disabilities. Her family said: “Barbara was a much loved wife, mum, nan, sister, aunty, friend and beautiful person. Barbara dedicated her life to caring for others and doted on her two beautiful children and grandchildren.
  • Barbara Sage spent over 40 years of her life caring for othersBarbara Sage spent over 40 years of her life caring for others
  • Carol Jamabo - who died after contracting coronavirusCarol Jamabo - who died after contracting coronavirus
  • Catherine SweeneyCatherine Sweeney
  • Cheryl WilliamsCheryl Williams
  • Nurse Christine Emerson, known as Chrissie, worked as a healthcare assistant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s LynnNurse Christine Emerson, known as Chrissie, worked as a healthcare assistant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn
  • Dr Craig Wakeham, 59, from Cerne Abbas in Dorset, died in Dorset County Hospital on 18 April after testing positive for COVID-19Dr Craig Wakeham, 59, from Cerne Abbas in Dorset, died in Dorset County Hospital on 18 April after testing positive for COVID-19
  • Dawn MarshallDawn Marshall
  • Dianne HarveyDianne Harvey
  • Donald Suelto, 51, died after contracting COVID-19Donald Suelto, 51, died after contracting COVID-19
  • Donna CampbellDonna Campbell
  • Dr Edmond Adedeji, 62, was a locum registrar in the Emergency Department of the Great Western Hospital. 'He was being cared for in the Intensive Care Unit having tested positive for COVID-19,' GWH said, calling him 'a respected and well-liked member of the team.' Pic: Great Western HospitalsDr Edmond Adedeji, 62, was a locum registrar in the Emergency Department of the Great Western Hospital. 'He was being cared for in the Intensive Care Unit having tested positive for COVID-19,' GWH said, calling him 'a respected and well-liked member of the team.' Pic: Great Western Hospitals
  • Eileen LandersEileen Landers
  • Elbert Rico  worked as a porter at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.  Pic: gofundme.com/Carla RicoElbert Rico  worked as a porter at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.  Pic: gofundme.com/Carla Rico
  • Elsie SazuzeElsie Sazuze
  • Emily Perugia, 29, died on 5 April, Central and north west London NHS foundation trust saidEmily Perugia, 29, died on 5 April, Central and north west London NHS foundation trust said
  • Esther AkinsanyaEsther Akinsanya
  • Dr Fayez Khaled Ayache, 76, passed away peacefully in hospital. His daughter Layla described him as 'the most kindhearted, loving, generous and caring man we knew'Dr Fayez Khaled Ayache, 76, passed away peacefully in hospital. His daughter Layla described him as 'the most kindhearted, loving, generous and caring man we knew'
  • Gareth Roberts had been a nurse since the 1980s. Pic: Cardiff and Vale University Health BoardGareth Roberts had been a nurse since the 1980s. Pic: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • Gerallt Davies was a paramedic in Swansea for 26 yearsGerallt Davies was a paramedic in Swansea for 26 years
  • Gladys Mujajati, 46, was a community mental health nurse in Derby, who had an underlying health condition, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust saidGladys Mujajati, 46, was a community mental health nurse in Derby, who had an underlying health condition, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said
  • Glen CorbinGlen Corbin
  • Grace KungwengweGrace Kungwengwe
  • Grant MagangaGrant Maganga
  • Dr Habib Zaidi, 76, from Brentwood, Essex, was a victim of coronavirusDr Habib Zaidi, 76, from Brentwood, Essex, was a victim of coronavirus
  • Jane MurphyJane Murphy
  • Janice GrahamJanice Graham
  • Jenelyn Carter, 42, worked as a healthcare assistant at Morriston Hospital, in Swansea, and was treated there by her colleaguesJenelyn Carter, 42, worked as a healthcare assistant at Morriston Hospital, in Swansea, and was treated there by her colleagues
  • Heart surgeon Jitendra Rathod worked at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for 25 yearsHeart surgeon Jitendra Rathod worked at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for 25 years
  • A domestic supervisor at an NHS hospital, has died after contracting Covid-19. Joanna Klenczon, 34, worked at the Northampton General Hospital (NGH) for 10 years before her death on April 9A domestic supervisor at an NHS hospital, has died after contracting Covid-19. Joanna Klenczon, 34, worked at the Northampton General Hospital (NGH) for 10 years before her death on April 9
  • Nurse Josephine Peter, 51, died on 18 April after catching coronavirus and falling ill in early April.The married mother-of-two was from Hayes, Middlesex, but had been working at Southport and Formby District General Hospital since February.Nurse Josephine Peter, 51, died on 18 April after catching coronavirus and falling ill in early April.The married mother-of-two was from Hayes, Middlesex, but had been working at Southport and Formby District General Hospital since February.
  • Josiane Zauma Ekoli, 55, from Leeds, was an agency nurse for Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. 

One of her children, Naomie, said her mother, who had worked on a coronavirus ward, called the provisions of personal protective equipment (PPE) available 'poor'.Josiane Zauma Ekoli, 55, from Leeds, was an agency nurse for Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. 

One of her children, Naomie, said her mother, who had worked on a coronavirus ward, called the provisions of personal protective equipment (PPE) available 'poor'.
  • Julianne CadbyJulianne Cadby
  • Julie OmarJulie Omar
  • Julie PenfoldJulie Penfold
  • Juliet AlderJuliet Alder
  • Kamlesh Kumar MassonKamlesh Kumar Masson
  • Kevin SmithKevin Smith
  • Khulisani NkalaKhulisani Nkala
  • Kirsty Jones had worked for 24 years in NHS Lanarkshire. Her husband, Nigel, said: "Kirsty devoted her life to caring for others. She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and nurse."Kirsty Jones had worked for 24 years in NHS Lanarkshire. Her husband, Nigel, said: "Kirsty devoted her life to caring for others. She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and nurse."
  • Krishan AroraKrishan Arora
  • The daughter of Leilani Dayrit has praised her “selfless” mother who died from coronavirus last week. The 47-year-old nurse, who was based at St Cross Hospital in Rugby, had been self-isolating at home for seven days before she died.The daughter of Leilani Dayrit has praised her “selfless” mother who died from coronavirus last week. The 47-year-old nurse, who was based at St Cross Hospital in Rugby, had been self-isolating at home for seven days before she died.
  • Leilani MedelLeilani Medel
  • Linda ClarkeLinda Clarke
  • Linnette Cruz, 51, senior head nurse at a dental practice in Sketty in Swansea, died on 14 April. She was treated in the intensive care unit at Morriston Hospital. Pic: SBUHBLinnette Cruz, 51, senior head nurse at a dental practice in Sketty in Swansea, died on 14 April. She was treated in the intensive care unit at Morriston Hospital. Pic: SBUHB
  • Liz Glanister, a nurse at Aintree University Hospital, contracted coronavirus shortly before she died.Liz Glanister, a nurse at Aintree University Hospital, contracted coronavirus shortly before she died.
  • Lourdes Campbell, 54, was a health care assistant for the Bolton NHS Trust nursing team,. She died at Royal Bolton Hospital, the trust said. She was originally from the PhilippinesLourdes Campbell, 54, was a health care assistant for the Bolton NHS Trust nursing team,. She died at Royal Bolton Hospital, the trust said. She was originally from the Philippines
  • Mandy SiddornMandy Siddorn
  • Mr Manjeet Singh Riyat has died after testing positive for COVID-19Mr Manjeet Singh Riyat has died after testing positive for COVID-19
  • Margaret Tapley, 84, was a former NHS nurse, from Faringdon, Oxfordshire, who died on 18 AprilMargaret Tapley, 84, was a former NHS nurse, from Faringdon, Oxfordshire, who died on 18 April
  • Maureen EllingtonMaureen Ellington
  • Dr Medhat Atalla died following treatment for coronavirus at Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI), where he worked as a consultant geriatrician. His colleagues described him as a gentlemen who would be highly missed, and said he had cared for elderly people on three continents.Dr Medhat Atalla died following treatment for coronavirus at Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI), where he worked as a consultant geriatrician. His colleagues described him as a gentlemen who would be highly missed, and said he had cared for elderly people on three continents.
  • Melujean Ballesteros, 60, died after catching coronavirusMelujean Ballesteros, 60, died after catching coronavirus
  • Michael AllieuMichael Allieu
  • Oscar King Jr was a porter at the John Radcliffe Hospital in OxfordOscar King Jr was a porter at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford
  • Patrick McmanusPatrick Mcmanus
  • Dr Peter Tun, 62, died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, where he worked as an associate specialist in neuro-rehabilitation, on 13 April after catching coronavirus. His friend and colleague, Dr Jonathan Mamo, said on Twitter: 'RIP Dr Peter Tun MBBS MRCP. A father, a mentor, a colleague and a friend. I will miss you in the office and in clinic. I will miss our chats about kids and holiday plans. RIP my friend.'Dr Peter Tun, 62, died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, where he worked as an associate specialist in neuro-rehabilitation, on 13 April after catching coronavirus. His friend and colleague, Dr Jonathan Mamo, said on Twitter: 'RIP Dr Peter Tun MBBS MRCP. A father, a mentor, a colleague and a friend. I will miss you in the office and in clinic. I will miss our chats about kids and holiday plans. RIP my friend.'
  • Professor Sami ShoushaProfessor Sami Shousha
  • Rahimi Bibi Sidhanee, 68, was a nurse who worked in care homes and nursing homes. She died after catching coronavirusRahimi Bibi Sidhanee, 68, was a nurse who worked in care homes and nursing homes. She died after catching coronavirus
  • Rebecca Mack, 29, an NHS nurse, whose career included a stint in a children's cancer ward. Pic: Facebook/Sarah Bredin-WardRebecca Mack, 29, an NHS nurse, whose career included a stint in a children's cancer ward. Pic: Facebook/Sarah Bredin-Ward
  • Richard McKeag, 29, was fit and healthy and had no underlying health conditions, his brother Daniel saidRichard McKeag, 29, was fit and healthy and had no underlying health conditions, his brother Daniel said
  • Ruben Jr MunozRuben Jr Munoz
  • Sadeq ElhowshSadeq Elhowsh
  • Sara Trollope, pictured with Boris Johnson. Pic: GoFundMeSara Trollope, pictured with Boris Johnson. Pic: GoFundMe
  • Sharon and Malcolm Bamford (Pic: SBUHB)Sharon and Malcolm Bamford (Pic: SBUHB)
  • Dr Vishna Rasiah, worked as a clinical lead at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust. His wife Liza said: "We're devastated at losing our beloved Vish. He was such a loving husband and father to our beautiful daughter Katelyn, and much loved son and brother to our family in Malaysia and Trinidad.Dr Vishna Rasiah, worked as a clinical lead at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust. His wife Liza said: "We're devastated at losing our beloved Vish. He was such a loving husband and father to our beautiful daughter Katelyn, and much loved son and brother to our family in Malaysia and Trinidad.
  • Simon GuestSimon Guest
  • Sonya Kaygan, 26Sonya Kaygan, 26
  • Steven PearsonSteven Pearson
  • NHS nurse Thomas Harvey died after contracting COVID-19NHS nurse Thomas Harvey died after contracting COVID-19
  • Vivek Sharma, healthcare workerVivek Sharma, healthcare worker
  • Dr Yusuf Patel, 61, had worked as a GP at Woodgrange Medical Practice in Newham, east London, for over 30 years. He leaves behind his wife, Nasim, and three children, who are all pursuing medical careers.Dr Yusuf Patel, 61, had worked as a GP at Woodgrange Medical Practice in Newham, east London, for over 30 years. He leaves behind his wife, Nasim, and three children, who are all pursuing medical careers.
  • Family doctor, Dr Syed Zishan Haider, known as Zisham by his colleagues at Barking and Dagenham CCG - where he worked for more than three decades, died in hospital on April 6 after testing positive for coronavirus. He was 79-years-old.Family doctor, Dr Syed Zishan Haider, known as Zisham by his colleagues at Barking and Dagenham CCG - where he worked for more than three decades, died in hospital on April 6 after testing positive for coronavirus. He was 79-years-old.
  • Adekunle EnitanAdekunle Enitan
  • Gill Oakes, a nurse at Bolton Hospice, died on 30 April at Royal Bolton HospitalGill Oakes, a nurse at Bolton Hospice, died on 30 April at Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Raymond (Ray) Lever, 62, a domestic services assistant at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, died on 1 MayRaymond (Ray) Lever, 62, a domestic services assistant at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, died on 1 May

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