At least 196 frontline health and care workers have died after contracting coronavirus.
Through tributes from local NHS trusts and loved ones, the PA news agency has confirmed the names of 196 health and social care workers who have died after contracting Covid-19 since March 11.
This chronological list contains people who were working in roles shortly before their deaths where they were likely to come into contact with patients.
The figure is likely to be still lower than the true number of workers who have died, as the names of some victims will not yet be in the public domain.
– Wilbald Tesha, nurse
Mr Tesha spent 30 years working for the NHS in Eastbourne, Sussex.
He worked at Eastbourne District General Hospital and spent time in intensive care before his death last week.
The father of one came from a small village at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Simbwe, and had been living and working in Eastbourne for the last three decades.
– Rizal Manalo, nurse
Mr Manalo, known to friends as Zaldy, died on Sunday June 14 after spending several weeks in critical care at Glan Clwyd Hospital, where he had worked.
The 51-year-old had worked at the hospital since 2001 when he was recruited from the Philippines.
His wife Agnes said: “Zaldy is a hard-working person who loved his job dearly. He’s a good husband and a loving father to his children. He protected and cared for us.”
– Richzeal Albufera, scientist
Mr Albufera, 45, was working as a biomedical scientist at Castle Hill Hospital, part of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, before his death with Covid-19 on June 9.
A colleague said the Filipino was on the forefront of testing during the pandemic, with an “inspiring and grafting” work ethic and was “the epitome of what the NHS is all about”.
– Nassar Hussain, radiographer
Mr Hussain worked as a diagnostic services manager at the KIMS Hospital in Maidstone, Kent, after having worked for more than 20 years in the NHS as a radiographer.
His daughter, Farah Hussain, 28, a Labour councillor at Redbridge Council, said he was passionate about his job, adding: “He was really into the latest technology and equipment and finding out what’s wrong with people in order to help them.”
– Mark Lowe, porter
The “brilliant” Mr Lowe was a porter in the radiology department of the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, working for South Tees NHS Foundation Trust for 20 years. He died on May 28.
– Dr Abdorreza Sedghi, GP
Known as Abdy, Dr Sedghi contacted Covid-19 in April before he died on May 27. The Iranian GP had been based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage since August 2019 and had “charisma and personality”.
– Allan Macalalad, theatre assistant
Mr Macalalad, 44, who lived with his wife Elsie, a nurse, and son Justin in Cardiff, had worked as a theatre assistant treating eye disorders for two years, and was described as a “perfect gentleman” and “a loyal team player”.
A carpenter by trade, he had moved from the Philippines to Cardiff. He died on Tuesday May 26 after testing positive for Covid-19.
– Dominga David, nurse
Mother-of-one Ms David, a nurse from Penarth who had been at University Hospital Llandough since 2004, and was described as an “exceptionally hard worker and a respectful, kind and compassionate person”.
She died on Tuesday May 26.
The 62-year-old from the Philippines is survived by her son, Renzie.
– Sylvia Tideswell, nursing assistant
Sylvia Tideswell, 60, had been working on the elderly care wards at Royal Stoke University Hospital since 2003 and died on May 25 after testing positive for the virus.
Her daughter Sarah said: “Mum was wonderful. She was caring and considerate and would do anything for anybody. She loved her job at the hospital and wouldn’t hesitate in doing everything for everyone else. She enjoyed her garden, going on holiday and walking her dog and took pleasure in the simple things like going out for a coffee and piece of cake.”
– Victor Dinoo, senior nurse
Mr Dinoo died in Leicester on May 24, having tested positive for the virus.
Margaret Garbett, director of nursing for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Victor was a highly valued and respected senior nurse from the Clinical Site Team for Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope hospitals and will be greatly missed. The trust is in touch with his family and offering support to them during this difficult time.”
– Ricardo Bonsato, care worker
Known as “Ricky”, Mr Bonsato moved from the Philippines to the UK with his family “to better their lives”, before working at Thornton House care home in Lancashire for two years. A GoFundMe page set up in his memory said he died on May 24.
– Joselito Habab, nurse
Known as Jo, the father-of-one died at Whiston Hospital on Wednesday May 20 with his wife, an A&E nurse, by his side.
He was originally from Manila, in the Philippines, and joined the Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust almost 18 years ago.
– Liz Spooner, nurse
Liz Spooner, 62, had worked at Singleton Hospital in Swansea, South Wales, for more than four decades before she died on May 18 after testing positive for coronavirus.
On Tuesday her death was said to have left a “massive hole” at the hospital.
– Neil Ruch, senior paramedic
Neil Ruch was “warm”, “highly respected” and had worked for the East of England Ambulance Service since 2013.
He died on May 18 having been hospitalised with Covid-19 in April, and a classroom at health and safety training centre Essex Medical Training is to be named in his honour.
– Dr Abdel Wahab Babiker, consultant
Dr Abdel Wahab Babiker, 70, had worked as a consultant physician at Scarborough Hospital since August 2019. He had been receiving care in hospital after contracting coronavirus and died on Monday May 18.
Dr Ed Smith, director of acute, emergency and elderly medicine at Scarborough Hospital, said: “Dr Babiker was an extremely energetic, hard-working, approachable and dedicated doctor.
“He was particularly notable for his ‘can-do’ attitude and supportive nature, and was well-liked by patients and staff alike.”
– Andrew Ekene Nwankwo, nurse
Andrew Ekene Nwankwo, who worked as a locum nurse at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, died with coronavirus on May 16 aged 46.
– Carlos Sia, healthcare assistant
Described as a “quiet and gentle” person, Carlos Sia, 62, died on Friday May 15 after spending several weeks in intensive care.
He worked for Worcester Acute NHS Trust alongside his wife Cindy, a healthcare assistant, and daughter Clair, a nurse.
In a letter to staff, trust chief executive Matthew Hopkins said: “His quiet, gentle and respectful nature, his generosity of spirit, his sense of humour and his calming influence also made him popular with patients.”
– Paul Nutt, ambulance care assistant
Mr Nutt, who had just turned 60, worked for South Central Ambulance Service on the Wexham Park Hospital site.
He is survived by his wife Kim and two daughters, Charlotte and Louise.
In a statement, his family said: “Paul was the most loving and devoted husband and father, and he touched so many people’s lives with his joy and kindness.”
– Lillian Mudzivare, senior mental health nurse
Lillian Mudzivare, 41, who worked as a senior mental health nurse, died following a long battle with coronavirus, the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust said.
– Safaa Alam, midwife
Safaa Alam, 30, started her professional career as a nurse before training as a midwife at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, where she was described as a “true role model” known for her kindness and compassion.
She died after treatment for Covid-19.
Evelyn Nicolas, care worker
Ms Nicolas, who worked at Maypole Grove Care Home in Kings Heath, Birmingham, died on May 14 after contracting Covid-19.
A friend, who set up a fundraising page for the carer’s family, said she was a mother-of-two “who would do anything to keep a smile on other faces”.
– Jun Terre, healthcare assistant
Jun Terre, 52, died on May 14 and was said to be “a gracious, quiet and kind gentleman with a smile that would light up a room”, according to Neil Macdonald, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust chief executive.
– Peter Gough, administration assistant
Peter Gough, 56, an administration assistant at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, died on May 12, shortly after raising a lack of personal protective equipment to a friend.
“No PPE for admin staff. Not even sanitiser gel as not enough for everywhere in hospital,” a message to friend Paul Saville read before his death.
– Peter Hart, ambulance paramedic
The “highly respected” ambulance paramedic and hospital emergency medic died on his 52nd birthday on May 12.
He worked in the emergency department at East Surrey Hospital for Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as well as doing shifts for the ambulance service.
– Norman Austria, healthcare assistant
The 61-year-old healthcare assistant from the Philippines was described as a “highly valued” member of his ward.
The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton said he regularly sang the song ‘You are my sunshine’ to calm and reassure vulnerable patients.
Mr Austria’s widow Shirley said: “Norman was a very lovable, caring and responsible person. We were married for 40 years and he was a wonderful husband. He was very proud of his family and loved his children and grandchildren very much.”
– Poornima Nair, GP
Dr Nair was a GP at Station View Medical Centre in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
Her surgery posted on its website that she was a “much loved and valued colleague and friend” who had died after a “prolonged” Covid-19 infection.
– Dr Thaung Htaik, consultant
Dr Htaik, 65, had been working at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust since January 2019 and was described as “universally well-liked”.
He died after testing positive for the virus and leaves behind a wife, four children and three grandchildren.
In a statement, his family said: “He always put others first and we know just how committed he was to looking after his patients both at this difficult time and throughout his career.”
– Alanzo Smith, mental health worker
The 62-year-old, from Chingford, had been a mental health worker at the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust for 22 years before his death on May 10.
His twin brother, Spurgeon, described him as a “happy and jolly” man who loved his job, adding: “He would go in even when he was off work, he was a dedicated worker.”
– Dr Karamat Ullah Mirza, GP
Eighty-four-year-old Karamat Ullah Mirza had been seeing patients until two weeks ago.
His widow Estelle told the Clacton Gazette: “He was no ordinary man, he was an extraordinary, exceptional and astonishing man, who was absolutely fearless and daring and had enormous knowledge.
“He worked endlessly for the NHS and non-stop for this country.”
– Phil Rennie, ambulance care assistant
Mr Rennie was a patient transport service care assistant who was “extremely proud” to work for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), based in Oldham.
He died at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury on May 10.
– Resy Manalo, care worker
Filipino nurse Resy Manalo, 64, worked at County Homes in Birkenhead, Merseyside. She died in hospital on May 7.
Her daughter told PA: “Even though she died a hero it was still hard to accept that she died alone under the world’s circumstances and not to even hug her for one last time.”
– Augustine Agyei-Mensah, learning disabilities nurse
Augustine Agyei-Mensah, known to his colleagues as Gus, was a highly regarded team member at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT).
Originally from Ghana, he was proud of his heritage and “dedicated” to his young family.
– Tariq Shafi, doctor
Dr Tariq Shafi was the “greatly respected” lead consultant for haematology for 13 years at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford. His death was announced on May 7.
“Tariq… built an amazing team of dedicated clinicians and support workers, placing them and his patients at the heart of everything he did,” his trust said.
– Fiona Johnstone, hospital administration worker
Ms Johnstone worked at Biggart Hospital in Prestwick as part of the administration team. Colleagues said she was “valued and highly regarded”. Her death was announced on May 7.
– Onyenachi Obasi, nurse and health visitor
Onyenachi Obasi, 51, was living in Barking and Dagenham at the time of her death.
She was described by her family as an “example of unconditional love” and died on May 6, five weeks after being put on a ventilator.
Her niece, Ijeoma Uzoukwu, told the PA news agency: “She loved her job, but that is what caused her to fall ill in the first place.”
– Jennie Sablayan, haematology nurse
Ms Sablayan was described as a “much-loved specialist” who had trained in the Philippines before joining University College London Hospital in 2002. A GoFundMe, set up in her memory, said she died on May 5.
– Julie Edward, nurse
Ms Edward died on May 4 with coronavirus, according to a Go Fund Me page for her family, having worked at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading since 2017.
The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust commended her “kindness and dedication to her job”.
– Van Lang Hoang, patient transport driver
His death was announced by Barts Health NHS Trust on Monday May 4.
– Mark Woolcock, ambulance care assistant
Mr Woolcock was one of four members of Barts Health NHS Trust to die after contracting Covid-19. His death was announced by the trust.
– Dr Habibhai Babu, senior house officer
The doctor, known to colleagues as Babu, worked at Whipps Cross Hospital. His death was announced by Barts Health NHS Trust.
– Lalaine Lopez Pesario, care home worker
Lalaine Lopez Pesario was a care worker who died on May 3 with Covid-19.
“Always smiling and laughing, she was a breath of fresh air. She will be dearly loved by the staff and the residents. We will miss her terribly,” Yolanda Jones, director of Mumbles Nursing Home, said, according to ITV.
Sue Cairns, care worker
The 58-year-old from Manston, Kent, died at Margate’s QEQM hospital on May 2, days after she developed a worrying cough and her condition worsened. She worked at a Kent care home for autistic adults with people she “absolutely adored”.
– Eleuterio Gibela, domestic services worker
The father of two, known by colleagues as Boy, died on Saturday May 2 after testing positive for the virus.
The 68-year-old and “true gentleman”had worked in domestic services at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Trust for nearly 20 years.
– Saad Al-Dubbaisi, GP
Dr Al-Dubbaisi, a “loving and kind” GP from Bury who “gave everything for the community”, died on May 3 aged 59, after several weeks of illness with Covid-19.
Born in Iraq, Dr Al-Dubbaisi worked in the Greater Manchester town for almost 20 years, his daughter told the Bury Times.
– Mark Piggott, leadership team member
Father-of-two Mark Piggott was the head of capital projects and programmes at the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, a team based at the hospital, and had also worked for neighbouring trusts.
Described as “a great family man, a loving husband and fantastic dad” by his wife Julie, Mr Piggott died on May 1 having contracted coronavirus, according to the Health Service Journal.
– Afua Fofie, healthcare assistant
Afua Fofie is described as having an “infectious laugh and willingness to go the extra mile” for patients and those she worked with.
– Robert Black, paramedic
The 52-year-old paramedic had worked for the Scottish Ambulance Service for 28 years.
He died on May 2 with confirmed Covid-19 and was described as “an absolute gem of a man”.
– Ray Lever, domestic services assistant
Ray Lever, a domestic services assistant at the Northern General Hospital, was remembered by colleagues as a kind man and a doting grandfather. He died on May 1.
His daughters Rachel, Kathryn, and Rebecca said: “Dad was the perfect dad and grandad and nothing was ever too much trouble for him if it meant helping someone else.”
– Cecilia Fashanu, nurse
She was described by her family as “our superwoman” following her death.
She died at her workplace, Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, on April 30 after receiving critical care for a number of weeks.
The 63-year-old was employed as an agency nurse, covering shifts on a number of wards over the last two years.
– Dr Furqan Ali Siddiqui, doctor
“NHS hero” Dr Siddiqui died on April 30 while being treated for Covid-19, having worked at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester as a clinical fellow in its burns and plastics department.
– Gill Oakes, hospice nurse
Gill Oakes was a senior clinical support nurse at Bolton Hospice – she died on April 30 after contracting coronavirus.
Leigh Vallance, the chief executive at Bolton Hospice, said: “She was a brilliant nurse who often helped new members of the team settle into their role at the hospice. We will always remember her kindness and her lovely smile.”
– Philomina Cherian, nurse
Philomina Cherian was a staff nurse and “incredibly caring friend and colleague” on the Acute Assessment Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. She died on April 30 due to Covid-19, aged 63.
– Mark Stanley, paramedic
Yorkshire Ambulance Service said two of its staff had died within three days after contracting coronavirus.
The first, 57-year-old Mark Stanley from North Yorkshire, died in hospital on April 30. Mr Stanley’s friends said he was “such a great bloke” and extremely fit with no underlying health conditions.
– Unnamed emergency medical technician for Yorkshire Ambulance Service
The second member of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service was an unnamed medical technician from West Yorkshire, who died in hospital on April 30.
Both colleagues “worked tirelessly for many years serving their local communities and were married with families”, the trust said in a statement.
– Suzanne Loverseed, care worker
Previously an ITU nurse, Ms Loverseed spent more recent years working in care homes.
In a blog post, her son Ian O’Neal wrote: “We might have had another twenty years with her; instead, we had to say goodbye via an ipad, unable to hold her hand.”
– Momudou Dibba, hospital housekeeper
Momudou – or Mo – Dibba worked on Watford General Hospital’s Letchmore and Lengley wards. He died on April 29.
“He would go above and beyond for everyone, organising staff leaving parties and supporting everyone in their roles. He will be sorely missed,” West Hertfordshire NHS Trust said.
– Mike Brown, hospital linen porter
The “well-recognised and popular” hospital linen porter had worked for 20 years for University Hospital Southampton (UHS) before his death in the early hours of April 29.
– Dr Nasir Khan
Married well-recognised and popular father-of-three Dr Nasir Khan would “look for the slightest of excuses to help those in need,” according to his son Mahad Ali Khan.
Dr Khan was a locum doctor working at Dewsbury and District Hospital, who died on April 29 after contracting Covid-19.
Karen Hutton, care worker
The “much-loved” 58-year-old, who died on April 28 after testing positive for Covid-19, was employed as a staff nurse at Lochleven Care Home in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.
– Jermaine Wright, senior pharmacy technician
Mr Wright, 45, died on April 27 after contracting the virus, having most recently worked at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
Imperial College Healthcare Trust described him as an “inspiration” who “saved countless lives”.
– Kenneth Lambatan, cardiology research nurse
Mr Lambatan was just 33 years old when he died on April 27 after contracting Covid-19 and was “an extraordinary person, son, brother, nurse, colleague and friend”, according to a GoFundMe page posted in his memory.
St George’s Hospital, London, where he worked, said he was “described as a ‘true gem’ by those that knew him well”.
– Anujkumar Kuttikkottu Pavithran, nurse
Known as Kumar to his colleagues, Mr Pavithran was a staff nurse at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, where he was “very well-liked” according to a spokesman for his workplace. He died on April 27 having contracted Covid-19.
– Elma Cavalida, maternity assistant
The “bubbly” and “friendly” maternity assistant worked at Northwick Park Hospital and died on April 26 after contracting Covid-19.
She arrived in England 10 years ago from the Philippines according to a GoFundMe page set up by her husband.
– Julius Sana, healthcare support worker
Mr Sana, 40, fell ill with Covid-19 while working at a private hospital which cares for people with neurodegenerative diseases in Newport, South Wales. He died on April 26.
– Eileen Landers, cleaner
The hospital cleaner with a “heart of gold” died after contracting Covid-19 on April 26 at Queen’s Hospital in Burton-upon-Trent, where she had worked for the past 16 years.
– Fiona Anderson, nurse
The community staff nurse at Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre, Sunderland, “devoted her life to helping others” before she died on April 26 after testing positive for the virus.
Her family said she died “doing what she loved, working for the NHS and caring for those in need”.
– Jodon Gait, nurse
The 46-year-old had symptoms of Covid-19 before dying at home on April 25. He had been working for just over 12 months in the medical short stay unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, where he was described as “a dedicated, passionate, caring colleague”.
Dr Martin Mansell, consultant nephrologist
The kidney specialist, a consultant nephrologist at St Peter’s Hospitals, Middlesex Hospital and Royal Free Hospital, London, died after contracting Covid-19, the Renal Association announced.
According to a social media tribute by his daughter, Dr Mansell died on April 24.
– Dr Paul Kabasele, eye doctor
Known for his “warm, reassuring and generous nature”, Mr Kabasele worked for a decade as part of the eye care team at Croydon University Hospital before he died having contracted Covid-19 on April 24.
– Adekunle Enitan, intensive care nurse
The “kind and cheery” father-of-two died in hospital on April 24 after being cared for by the team at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, with whom he had worked for five years.
– Janice Glassey, healthcare assistant
The “much-loved” 66-year-old, who worked in the out-of-hours district nursing service for Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in Halton, Cheshire, died on April 24 after contracting the virus, her employers said.
– Emelita Hurboda, nurse
A self-employed nurse in Nottingham, Ms Hurboda “made sacrifices to work abroad and moved to the UK to provide a better life and education for her family”.
– Tony Kabia, hospital security guard
Tony Kabia, a hospital security worker from Wythenshaw, Greater Manchester, “took pride in his work and brightened everyone’s day”, said health trust bosses. He died on April 23.
– Larni Zuniga, care home nurse
Mr Zuniga, who received his British citizenship in February, died on April 24 aged 54, at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London.
After arriving in the UK 12 years ago in a bid to make a better life for his family, according to a friend, he worked in the Surrey Hills care home in Godalming.
– Dr Vishna Rasiah, consultant neonatologist
Dr Vishna Rasiah, who worked as a “clinical lead” at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, died after contracting coronavirus, the trust announced on April 24.
His wife Liza said: “He treated every patient and family he cared for as his own. I couldn’t have been prouder of him.”
– Dr Thomas Oelmann, clinician
The 57-year-old died after being admitted to hospital with a dissecting aortic aneurysm. He was also found to have Covid-19, and died on April 23, according to a statement from DHU Health Care.
Stephen Bateman, chief executive of DHU Health Care, said: “Our thoughts are with Nenita, his partner, and his five brothers, sister and friends as they come to terms with their loss.”
– Sharon Scanlon, care worker
The “dedicated, hard-working” 58-year-old, a member of Powys County Council’s adult social care team in Mid Wales for four years, died of suspected Covid-19 on April 23. From Brecon, she was married and had two grown-up children and a granddaughter.
– Eyitolami Olaolorun, paediatric nurse
The mother-of-four’s death was announced by her family on April 23.
In a tribute on GoFundMe, her children said: “She was an excellent paediatric nurse with 40 years of experience.
“She was caring and compassionate towards all her patients and their families, so much so, that some of them have become part of our extended family.”
– June Anderson, carer
Ms Anderson died on April 22 after contracting Covid-19, having worked for many years at James Dixon Court in Netherton, Merseyside, Sefton Council has confirmed.
– Mahadaye Jagroop, nurse
Also known as Mary, Ms Jagroop worked at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, where she died after contracting Covid-19 on April 22.
“Mary was a respected and loved member of our team and touched the lives of many in her distinguished career as a nurse,” said Lisa Stalley-Green, chief nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
– Angie Cunningham, nurse
Angie Cunningham provided “amazing care” as a nurse for 30 years before she died at Borders General Hospital, where she worked, on April 22.
In a joint statement with NHS Borders Trust chief executive Ralph Roberts, 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.”
– Katy Davis, nurse
The University of Southampton confirmed the death of Katy Davis, who worked in child health and was described by her colleagues as “a nurse people would aspire to be like”.
The 38-year-old had underlying health conditions and died on April 21 at Southampton General Hospital after testing positive for the virus.
– Melonie Mitchell, 111 worker
Ms Mitchell’s death was confirmed by the London Ambulance Service, where she worked. Chief executive Garrett Emmerson said she “will be greatly missed”.
– Medhat Atalla, consultant
The “hugely popular and respected” Dr Atalla died following treatment for coronavirus at Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI), where he worked as a consultant geriatrician, the hospital said.
He moved to Britain from Egypt about 20 years ago and his colleagues said he cared for elderly people on three continents, including across the north of England.
– Ian Reynolds, paramedic
Ian Reynolds, 53, had worked as a paramedic for more than 30 years, and for the last eight had been working as a member of the Selhurst Park pitch-side medical team.
Crystal Palace Football Club paid tribute to him and said he was a “much-loved colleague” and friend.
We are saddened to inform supporters of the news that Ian Reynolds, a much-loved colleague, friend, and a member of the CPFC family lost his battle against Coronavirus earlier this week.— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) April 22, 2020
Our thoughts are with his friends and family.#CPFC
– Ann Shepherd, counsellor
Ann Shepherd, who had worked at the Moir Medical Centre in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, for 26 years, died in hospital, the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said.
The 80-year-old, from Leicester, had underlying health conditions before contracting coronavirus.
– Sharon Bamford, care assistant
Sharon Bamford was described as a “warm” and “caring” healthcare assistant who worked on the haematology/oncology ward at Singleton Hospital in Swansea.
Her death on April 21 follows that of her husband Malcolm, who also died after contracting Covid-19. Their son, Christian, was admitted to hospital with the virus but has since been discharged.
– Graham Thorne, hospital maintenance worker
After contracting Covid-19 the “quiet and friendly” Mr Thorne died at his workplace of four years, Bedford Hospital, where he was a “quiet and friendly” member of the team according to Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
He died on April 20 according to the BBC, who spoke with his partner Debbie Cox.
– Charlie Goodwin, ambulance worker
The 61-year-old was described as “an enormously respected member” of the first4care ambulance service in Nottinghamshire. He spent 11 days in intensive care with Covid-19 before he died on April 20.
Mr Goodwin had been an ambulance worker for two decades, and his wife Julie said he “wanted to help out and do his bit”.
– Miharajiya Mohideen, adult care nurse
She had been working at Newham General Hospital for several years before contracting Covid-19. She spent 13 days in King George Hospital before her death.
Her son Javed wrote on a JustGiving page set up in her memory: “I am hoping to raise £10,000 for a water well to be built either in Sierra Leone or Malawi, where this will act as an ongoing charity for her.”
– Dr Yusuf Patel, GP and surgery founder
Father-of-three Dr Yusuf Patel, 61, founded Woodgrange Medical Practice in Newham, east London, where he worked as GP for over two decades before he died with coronavirus symptoms on April 20.
Dr Patel’s colleagues there have remembered him as a “simple, humble and honest man” who was “the life and soul of any party.”
– Grant Maganga, mental health nurse
Grant Maganga died on April 20 at Tameside Hospital after 11 years of nursing, most recently at Hurst Place in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, a rehabilitation unit for men with severe mental illness and complex needs.
“Grant was an exceptional nurse who cared deeply for his patients and lit up the room with his infectious smile and positive personality,” said Clare Parker, director of nursing at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Mr Maganga’s unit.
– Kirsty Jones, healthcare support worker
The mother-of-two died after working for 24 years with NHS Lanarkshire, where she was described as a “selfless and bright” employee.
Her husband, Nigel, said: “She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and nurse… A void has opened in our hearts that will never be filled.”
– Sadeq Elhowsh, orthopaedic surgeon
The 58-year-old father of four worked for St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in Merseyside for 17 years.
His nephew Raeif, 32, said Mr Elhowsh was “truly a great friend and “an intelligent, kind-hearted, determined, cheerful and highly accomplished man”.
– Sophie Fagan, carer support specialist
Described as an “extraordinary woman” who “refused to retire”, Sophie Fagan, 78, was well known at Homerton University Hospital and across Hackney, first qualifying as a nurse in 1966.
Paying tribute to her, Homerton chief executive Tracey Fletcher said: “She refused to fully retire and, although she did reduce her hours, she was often to be found meeting relatives and supporting staff in the hospital when she wasn’t due to be. Sophie wanted to make a difference and caring for the elderly was her passion.
– Craig Wakeham, GP
Dr Wakeham had been working as a GP for 30 years, and a message on the Cerne Abbas Surgery website said: “He was also a leading light in both the Clinical Commissioning Group and Local Medical Committee, as well as a devoted husband and father to his two boys.”
He had spent several days in hospital after contracting the virus.
– Ate Wilma Banaag, nurse
Nurse and mother of three Ate Wilma Banaag had worked at Watford General Hospital for almost two decades, since she arrived in the UK in January 2001.
A fundraiser, set up in her memory, said she was “so hard-working up to her last working days” when she contracted the virus.
– Ade Dickson, mental health nurse
Mr Dickson had been working in the Barnet Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team at the time of his death.
The Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, which announced his death, said: “Ade was a highly respected colleague who will be deeply missed by his family, friends, Trust staff and patients.”
– Gerallt Davies, emergency consultant
On April 20, the 51-year-old, from Swansea, became the first paramedic in Wales to die after contacting coronavirus. He had worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service for 26 years.
– Manjeet Singh Riyat, emergency consultant
Mr Riyat, the first Sikh to work as an A&E consultant in the UK, died on April 20. He was known by his colleagues at the Royal Derby Hospital as the “father of the emergency department”.
– Joanne Klenczon, domestic supervisor
A 34-year-old domestic supervisor from Northampton General Hospital (NGH), Ms Klenzon’s death was announced by the trust on April 20.
Dr Sonia Swart, chief executive at the trust, said: “Joanna Klenczon touched the lives of so many people at NGH and she will be missed by everyone who knew or worked with her.
– Chrissie Emerson, healthcare assistant
Ms Emerson was working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King’s Lynn in Norfolk when she died after testing positive for Covid-19.
In a joint statement issued on April 20, Queen Elizabeth Hospital chief executive Caroline Shaw and chairman Professor Steve Barnett said: “The whole family at QEH is deeply saddened at losing Chrissie Emerson, who was such a valued colleague, and much-loved wife to Michael and cherished mother and grandmother.
– Grace Kungwengwe, healthcare worker
The frontline worker and grandmother is described as a “dedicated NHS worker, who loved her job and was actively working until she tested positive (for) Covid-19” on a fundraising page set up in her memory.
It said: “She was loved by many and her dedication and care for others was second to none.”
– Edem Dzigbede, nurse
After a 30-year nursing career, Ms Dzigbede retired last year before returning to work on the respiratory ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Described on a GoFundMe page in her honour as a “blessing to everyone she came across”, she died on April 19.
– Donna Fitzgerald, care home manager
The 56-year-old worked at Amberley House care home in Plympton, Devon, in a job she “loved so much”, according to her family.
She died on April 18.
– Josephine Matseke (Manini), nurse
Josephine Masteke (Manini), also known as Josephine Peter, died on April 18 at Southport and Formby District General Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
She had been working at Southport on an agency contract since February and had been a nurse for 20 years. She was married with two children.
– Rajesh Kalraiya, community paediatrician, and Mamoona Rana, trainee registrar in psychiatry
The North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) confirmed the deaths of Drs Kalraiya and Rana, describing them as two “highly valued and respected colleagues”.
Dr Kalraiya was 68 and was working as a locum in Romford. Dr Rana was 49.
– Prem Lal, associate practitioner in histopathology
Ms Lal, who worked at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, died on April 19 after being treated by colleagues in the intensive care unit.
Her colleagues described her as a “mother figure” in the department.
– Keith Dunnington, nurse
Father-of-two Mr Dunnington was an agency nurse, working for Pulse Nursing at a number of health centres including Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust most recently, which said he was known for “always having a positive outlook”.
He died after contracting Covid-19, reportedly on April 19.
– Margaret Tapley, healthcare assistant
The “phenomenal, committed, kind-hearted” auxiliary nurse was still working night shifts when she died on April 19, at the age of 84.
Her grandson, Tom Wood, paid tribute to her and said she had inspired him to become a nurse himself.
– Patrick McManus, nurse
Mr McManus, 60, had worked as a nurse in Staffordshire for more than 40 years when he died after contracting Covid-19.
– Unnamed paramedic for North West Ambulance Service
The paramedic was married with children and had worked for the trust for a considerable number of years.
Chief executive Daren Mochrie said the death will “deeply affect many people within the trust”.
– Jenelyn Carter, healthcare assistant
Ms Carter worked on the admissions ward at Morriston Hospital and was well-loved by all her colleagues and patients, Swansea Bay University Health Board said.
– Michael Allieu, staff nurse
Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust confirmed that staff nurse Michael Allieu died on April 18 at Homerton Hospital.
– Dean McKee, care worker
The 28-year-old, who worked at St Vincent’s House care home in Hammersmith, died on April 7.
While the family had not been given official confirmation of his coronavirus diagnosis, they believe Mr McKee must have died of the illness and told PA that police let relatives “go up to see him and they had to wear the full PPE in order to go in the small room that they’d set aside”.
– Sonya Kaygan, carer
The “gentle, caring and kind-hearted” 26-year-old died on April 17, leaving behind her three-year-old daughter, who will be raised by Ms Kaygan’s mother, according to a GoFundMe page in her honour.
Ms Kaygan had been working for the agency Care UK, which had seen her work at various care homes, tending to work night shifts, according to her employer, to provide company for residents who do not sleep well.
– Khulisani (Khuli) Nkala, mental health nurse
Mr Nkala, 46, a “well-respected and selfless professional nurse, who always put the patient first” had been working as a charge nurse in the forensic services at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust before he died on April 17, after testing positive for Covid-19.
– Vivek Sharma, occupational therapist
The 58-year-old father-of-two died on April 17 after isolating since the end of March.
Described as a gentle soul who was kind and generous, he had been isolating from around the end of March as a vulnerable member of staff due to underlying health conditions, and became ill with coronavirus.
– Linda Clarke, community midwife
Wigan Today reported the death of Linda Clarke, a 66-year-old community midwife at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary on April 17.
– Ruben Munoz, nursing assistant
Ruben Munoz, a father of two and nursing assistant at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust for a decade, died on April 17.
– Kamlesh Kumar Masson, doctor
Dr Masson, who died on April 16 aged 78, had worked in the NHS for 47 years. He founded the Milton Road Surgery in Grays, Essex, in 1985 and worked there until 2017, when he moved on to locum work.
– Andy Collier, nurse practitioner
Andy Collier, 53, a nurse practitioner at Hollins Park Hospital in Warrington, Cheshire, died on April 15, a spokesman for the North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said.
He was admitted to the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan after becoming seriously ill on March 31 and died with his wife Carol by his bedside.
– Dawn Marshall, support time recovery worker
Most recently at Quayside House in Oldbury, Ms Marshall had worked for the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 10 years before her death on April 15. The trust said she was “bubbly” and “always breaking out in song”.
– Esther Akinsanya, nurse
The nurse and grandmother was working on the front line at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London before her death on the evening of April 15, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust confirmed.
Ms Akinsanya, 55, had been a nurse for the NHS for more than 20 years along with her older sister, Mary Idowu, who has also been fighting Covid-19 and has been in a coma in recent weeks.
Her son Samuel told the PA news agency: “My mother is an angel in human form.
“She was a people’s person, always available to stretch herself thin to help in any way, shape or form. She would sacrifice to ensure you were whole, nothing was half-hearted.”
– Barry England, leading operations manager
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust confirmed Mr England died on April 16, having spent four days in hospital after testing positive for the virus.
A statement issued on behalf of his family said Mr England was extremely proud to have worked for the ambulance service for more than 33 years.
– Lourdes Campbell, healthcare assistant
Known as “Des” to her colleagues, the healthcare assistant was remembered as “diligent and compassionate” by the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.
In a statement on April 16, chief executive of the trust Fiona Noden said Ms Campbell died in the critical care unit at Royal Bolton Hospital after contracting the virus.
– Simon Guest, radiographer
A radiographer at Furness General Hospital, Mr Guest died on the evening of April 15. His wife Nicky described him as “special, a true gentleman and a great role model to all”.
– Jane Murphy, clinical support worker
Aged 73, Ms Murphy worked at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for almost 30 years, first as a cleaner before being retrained as a clinical support worker.
“Jane would help anybody out, but would tell you if you were wrong,” a friend said.
– Dr Krishan Arora, GP
Dr Krishan Arora was a senior partner at Violet Lane Medical Practice, and had been a GP in Croydon, south London, for 27 years. The 57-year-old died on April 15 after testing positive for the virus.
– Gladys Mujajati, also known as Gladys Nyemba, mental health nurse
The 46-year-old, who worked to support people in Derby, has been described as “precious” by science minister Amanda Solloway, and “much-loved”, “warm” and “caring” by her colleagues.
Ms Mujajati, who had an underlying health condition and had stepped away from work in recent weeks, died in hospital, the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said.
-Amrik Bamotra, radiology support worker
Mr Bamotra, known to colleagues as “Bob”, was said to have “treated everyone like his own family”, and leaves behind a wife, daughter and son.
The 63-year-old had worked at the King George Hospital in Ilford, east London, for four years, and is suspected to have died from coronavirus. His death was announced on April 15.
– Andy Treble, theatre assistant
The 57-year-old, a theatre assistant at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital in North Wales, died on April 15 after testing positive for the disease.
His sister, Maria Molloy, described her brother – who had worked at the hospital for almost 40 years – as a “kind man” who dedicated his life to his profession and “always had a smile on his face”.
– Khalid Jamil, healthcare assistant
Mr Jamil, 57, died on April 14 after working in a ward caring for the elderly at Watford General Hospital, having joined West Hertfordshire NHS Trust in March 2006.
His daughter Sumaiyah Jamil, 22, told the Watford Observer her father was “an NHS hero who lost his life to coronavirus” but whose memories they will cherish forever.
– Juliet Alder, healthcare assistant
The 58-year-old mother had worked at West London NHS Trust since 2016. She died on April 14 and was described by Carolyn Regan, trust chief executive, as “kind, caring and thoughtful”
– Patricia Crowhurst, care worker
A carer for more than 20 years, Ms Crowhurst died on April 14. Most recently she had worked as a healthcare assistant for a nursing agency, providing care at a number of homes on Teesside.
Her daughters told ITV News “she was the most loving, affectionate woman that we’ve had the pleasure of being with”.
– Linnette Cruz, dental nurse
The 51-year-old senior head nurse at the Brynteg dental practice in Sketty died on April 14 having been admitted with Covid-19 in March, according to NHS Wales.
Brynteg practice owner Nik Patel said: “She brought love, light and joy to everyone around her and will be sadly missed by all.”
– Steven Pearson, mental health nurse
Father-of-two Steven Pearson “dedicated his life to mental health”, said Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust, for whom he worked for 30 years helping vulnerable patients in the community.
A “highly respected member of the team with a larger than life personality”, he leaves his wife Anne, and their two daughters, Rebecca, 26, and Bethany, 20.
Johanna Daniels, care home nurse
Originally from South Africa, the 67-year-old had been working in Pitkerro Care Centre, in Dundee, as a nurse. Said by friends to be “incredibly kind-hearted, selfless and dedicated”, she died on April 13 having fallen ill with Covid-19.
– Josiane Zauma Ebonja Ekoli, nurse
The mother-of-five was an agency nurse who lived in Leeds and worked at Harrogate Hospital. She died on April 13, aged 55.
Her daughter said: “It meant everything to be a nurse, she’s been doing it for as long as I remember – more than 30 years.”
– Remigio Cabansag, housekeeper at a care home
Mr Cabansag had been working at Highbury New Park Care Home in London for almost eight years when he fell ill and died on April 12.
Bosses at the home paid tribute and said he was a hard worker who took “great pride” in keeping residents’ rooms clean and was “always willing to go the extra mile”.
– Barbara Sage, Marie Curie nurse
The 68-year-old, from Bromley in south London, died in intensive care on April 12 after spending more than 40 years working in palliative care, and the last 14 years with Marie Curie.
– Rahima Bibi Sidhanee, care home staff
Rahima Bibi Sidhanee, who worked at Grennell Lodge Nursing Home in Sutton, south London, for more than 30 years, died in hospital on April 12 after contracting Covid-19.
– Dr Peter Tun, associate specialist
The father-of-two worked as an associate specialist in neurorehabilitation at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for more than 21 years.
The 62-year-old, who died in the intensive care unit at the hospital on April 12, was called a “superhero dad” by his two sons in a tribute.
– Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, nurse
Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong died on April 12 after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier in the month.
David Carter, chief executive at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Mary worked here for five years and was a highly valued and loved member of our team, a fantastic nurse and a great example of what we stand for in this trust.”
– Cheryl Williams, ward housekeeper
North Middlesex University Hospital said Ms Williams would be remembered as a “much-loved colleague”.
Ms Williams, who worked as a housekeeper on an elderly patient ward at the hospital in Edmonton, north London, died on April 12.
– Maureen Ellington, healthcare assistant
Grandmother Mrs Ellington, who was in her early 60s “would light up any room she entered”, worked at Southmead Hospital in Bristol and died on April 12, having worked for the NHS for more than 25 years
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Maureen Ellington, a much-loved Healthcare Assistant at Southmead Hospital, has passed away. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time. https://t.co/YOd7UrguKa pic.twitter.com/eR9DtN987N— North Bristol NHS (@NorthBristolNHS) April 14, 2020
– Leilani Medel, nurse
Mrs Medel, who worked as an agency nurse in South Wales, was described as a “wonderful and caring person”. Her employer, Cardiff-based Hoop Recruitment, said: “The nursing profession has lost a warm-natured and beautiful nurse who cared for so many vulnerable people during her nursing career.”
– Amarante Dias, hospital worker
Amarante Dias, who worked at the Weston General Hospital in north Somerset, was described as a “valued and much-loved colleague” who would be “greatly missed”.
– Melujean Ballesteros, nurse
The “dedicated and very caring” Filipino nurse, 60, died at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, on April 12, just two days after being admitted.
– Kevin Smith, plaster technician