Covid: The 225 frontline health and care workers who’ve died with virus during pandemic

At least 225 frontline health and care workers have been identified after dying with coronavirus.

Through tributes from loved ones and confirmation through sources such as local NHS trusts and other authorities, the PA news agency has confirmed the names of health and social care workers who have died after contracting Covid-19 since March 11 2020.

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 lower than the true number of workers who have died, as the names of some victims will not yet be in the public domain.

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At least 225 frontline health and care workers have been identified as dying
At least 225 frontline health and care workers have been identified as dying

Helen Mills, healthcare support worker

Helen Mills, 56, worked at the minor injury unit at Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Wales and was described by her colleagues as kind and caring, with a dry sense of humour.

Sandra Scott, deputy manager

Described as kind-hearted and bubbly, Sandra Scott, 49, was deputy manager at Derbyshire Healthcare’s Hartington Unit in 2019.

Malinda Dissanayake, accident and emergency doctor

Dr Dissanayake, who worked at North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) in London, died after being treated in the intensive care unit.

Craig Goldsney, mental health nurse

After a «hard-fought battle» Mr Goldsney, 47, died on January 21 after contracting Covid-19.

Val Stimson, hospital receptionist

Val Stimson was a receptionist at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, a job she started in 2018 after a career in banking.

Rachel Trott, healthcare assistant

Rachel Trott, 36, a healthcare assistant at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, died after testing positive for coronavirus.



Rachel Trott, 36, a healthcare assistant at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent
Rachel Trott, 36, a healthcare assistant at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent

Donal O’Donoghue

Professor Donal O’Donoghue, who was registrar of the Royal College of Physicians, died on January 3 at the age of 64.



Photo issued by the Royal College of Physicians of Professor Donal O'Donoghue who died on January 3
Professor Donal O’Donoghue who died on January 3

Augustine Obaro, GP

Dr Obaro, 63, died on January 1 after years of service working as a GP at Addison Road Medical Practice in Walthamstow, London.

Bridget Palmer, nurse

Bridget Palmer, a staff nurse at Clitheroe Community Hospital, died on December 29 after contracting coronavirus, a spokesman for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) said.

Yvonne Taggart, healthcare assistant

Yvonne Taggart worked for the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, who confirmed she died with Covid-19 on Christmas Eve.

Malcolm Bonney, paramedic

Described as a man with a «huge heart», the ambulance worker from York, 65, had worked for the NHS for 43 years before his death with Covid-19 on December 23.

Afzal Ansari, consultant physician

Dr Ansari died with Covid-19 on December 22 after six years working at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals (BHRUT) in London.

Ana Lisa Sayson, nurse

Ana Lisa Sayson, a nurse who worked at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, died on December 15 after contracting Covid-19.

Tony Chadbourne, ambulance technician

Known as Chad or Chadders, Tony devoted 23 years to working in the ambulance service and worked in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Bernard Meriales, healthcare assistant

Mr Meriales, 48, was known to friends at Peterborough City Hospital as Bong, and died on December 7 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Barclay Mason, senior charge nurse

Barclay Mason, 56, was a senior charge nurse at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) in Harlow in Essex for more than 20 years.

Dr Abdul-Razaq Abdullah, GP

Dr Abdullah, 68, ran a practice in Rainham, London, and had worked in the borough of Havering for 30 years before his death on December 8 with Covid-19 – having moved to the UK from Iraq in 1985.

Rob Healey, emergency department nurse

Mr Healey had worked for the North Bristol NHS Trust for 20 years in several different roles, including at Frenchay Hospital, in cardiology, the clinical site team, and was more recently seconded to the clinical research team.



A woman with an unknown condition is helped from an ambulance at the St Thomas' Hospital on March 30, 2020 in London. File photo
A woman with an unknown condition is helped from an ambulance at the St Thomas’ Hospital on March 30, 2020 in London. File photo

David Weir, respiratory consultant

Dr Weir died with Covid-19 on December 3, having worked as a doctor for the NHS for more than 30 years.

Adela Baldwin-White, healthcare assistant and care worker

Described as a «pocket rocket» who «just inspired everyone», Adela Baldwin-White from Grimsby died on December 3 aged 47.

Kalli Mantala-Bozos, clinical psychologist

Kalli Mantala-Bozos was a clinical psychologist at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, described as «genuine and kind-hearted» by colleagues.

Dave Kemp, ward clerk

Mr Kemp, who worked on the Acute Assessment Unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Cambridgeshire, died with Covid-19 on December 1 at Addenbrookes’ Hospital.

Cristina Baldwin, healthcare assistant

Healthcare assistant Cristina Baldwin, who had been working on the wards at the Royal Blackburn, died on November 25 after contracting Covid-19.

Hannah Jackson, staff nurse

Ms Jackson, who moved to the UK from Dominica to work for Medway Maritime Hospital, died on November 22 after contracting coronavirus.

Nicola Diles, administrative assistant

Ms Diles joined Hull University Teaching Hospitals in 2016 but died with Covid-19 in the ICU at Hull Royal Infirmary on November 15.

Krishnan Subramanian, consultant anaesthetist

«Quiet and dedicated» consultant anaesthetist Dr Krishnan Subramanian died on November 12, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust said.

Mark Simons, health care assistant

Mr Simons worked at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales. He died on November 10.

Paul Gaythwaite, mental health nurse

Paul Gaythwaite, 53, had worked for North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 22 years, most recently as a senior nurse supporting older people with mental health conditions in St Helens.

Wilbald Tesha, nurse

Mr Tesha worked at Eastbourne District General Hospital and spent time in intensive care before his death in September.

Carlton Moyston, hospital driver

Carlton Moyston, 61, who worked at the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, died at the Bristol Royal Infirmary’s intensive care after testing positive for Covid-19.

Rizal Manalo, nurse

Mr Manalo, 51, 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.

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 nurse writes-up notes on a patient in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in St George's Hospital in Tooting, south-west London. File photo
A nurse writes-up notes on a patient in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south-west London. File photo

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.

Mark Lowe, porter

The «brilliant» Mr Lowe died on May 28 after working for South Tees NHS Foundation Trust for 20 years.

Dr Abdorreza Sedghi, GP

Known as Abdy, Dr Sedghi contracted Covid-19 in April before he died on May 27.

Allan Macalalad, theatre assistant

Mr Macalalad, 44, had worked as a theatre assistant treating eye disorders for two years, and was described as a «perfect gentleman» and «a loyal team player».

Dominga David, nurse

Mother-of-one Ms David, a nurse from Penarth, died on Tuesday May 26.

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.

Victor Dinoo, senior nurse

Mr Dinoo died in Leicester on May 24, having tested positive for the virus.

Ricardo Bonsato, care worker

Mr Bonsato, who moved from the Philippines to the UK with his family «to better their lives», 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.

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.

Neil Ruch, senior paramedic

Neil Ruch had worked for the East of England Ambulance Service since 2013 and died on May 18, having been hospitalised with Covid-19 in April.

Dr Abdel Wahab Babiker, consultant

Dr Abdel Wahab Babiker, 70, had been receiving care in hospital after contracting coronavirus and died on Monday May 18.

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.

Paul Nutt, ambulance care assistant

Mr Nutt, who had just turned 60, worked for South Central Ambulance Service on the Wexham Park Hospital site.

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.

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.

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.

Peter Hart, ambulance paramedic

The «highly respected» ambulance paramedic and hospital emergency medic died on his 52nd birthday on May 12.

Norman Austria, healthcare assistant

The 61-year-old healthcare assistant from the Philippines was described as a «highly valued» member of his ward.

Poornima Nair, GP

Dr Nair, a GP at Station View Medical Centre in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, 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».

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.

Dr Karamat Ullah Mirza, GP

Eighty-four-year-old Karamat Ullah Mirza had been seeing patients until two weeks ago.

Phil Rennie, ambulance care assistant

Mr Rennie, who worked as a patient transport service care assistant, 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.



Filipino nurse Resy Manalo, 64, who worked at County Homes in Birkenhead, Merseyside
Resy Manalo who worked at County Homes in Birkenhead

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).



Photo issued by the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust of Augustine Agyei-Mensah, known to his colleagues as Gus
Augustine Agyei-Mensah, known to his colleagues as Gus


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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.

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, who was living in Barking and Dagenham, died on May 6, five weeks after being put on a ventilator.

Jennie Sablayan, haematology nurse

Ms Sablayan, who had trained in the Philippines before joining University College London Hospital, 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.

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, 68, known by colleagues as Boy, died on Saturday May 2, and was described as a «true gentleman» after working in domestic services at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Trust for nearly 20 years.

Saad Al-Dubbaisi, GP

Iraq-born 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.

Mark Piggott, leadership team member

A ‘great family man, loving husband and fantastic dad’ Mark Piggott, a father-of-two, was the head of capital projects and programmes at the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and died on May 1.

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, described as ‘an absolute gem of a man’ he died on May 2.

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.

Cecilia Fashanu, nurse

She was described by her family as «our superwoman» the 63-year-old died at her workplace, Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, on April 30 after receiving critical care for a number of weeks.

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, described as a ‘brilliant nurse’ was a senior clinical support nurse at Bolton Hospice – she died on April 30 after contracting coronavirus.

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 staffer Mark Stanley, 57, from North Yorkshire, died in hospital on April 30, described by friends as «such a great bloke.»

Unnamed emergency medical technician for Yorkshire Ambulance Service

A second member of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service was an unnamed medical technician from West Yorkshire, who died in hospital on April 30.

Suzanne Loverseed, care worker

Previously an ITU nurse, Ms Loverseed spent more recent years working in care homes.

Momudou Dibba, hospital housekeeper

Momudou – or Mo – Dibba worked on Watford General Hospital’s Letchmore and Lengley wards before his death on April 29.

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 who died in April 29 would «look for the slightest of excuses to help those in need,» according to his son Mahad Ali Khan.

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.



Photo issued by Thistle Healthcare of Karen Hutton, 58, who died at home in Carnoustie, Angus
Karen Hutton, 58, who died at home in Carnoustie, Angus

Jermaine Wright, senior pharmacy technician

Mr Wright, 45, died on April 27, having most recently worked at the Royal Brompton Hospital, described by Imperial College Healthcare Trust 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 and was «an extraordinary person, son, brother, nurse, colleague and friend», having worked at St George’s Hospital, London.



Cardiology research nurse Kenneth Lambatan
Cardiology research nurse Kenneth Lambatan

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.

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.



Photo issued by Belle Alcid of Julius Sana
Julius Sana died during the first wave of the virus

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.

Jodon Gait, nurse

The 46-year-old had symptoms of Covid-19 before dying at home on April 25, after working for just over 12 months in the medical short stay unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

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 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.

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.

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.

Dr Thomas Oelmann, clinician

The 57-year-old died after being admitted to hospital with a dissecting aortic aneurysm, and was also found to have Covid-19 before his death on April 23.

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.

Eyitolami Olaolorun, paediatric nurse

The mother-of-four’s death was announced by her family on April 23, she was described as ‘an excellent paediatric nurse with 40 years of experience.’



Eyitolami Olaolorun, a paediatric nurse from London
Eyitolami Olaolorun, a paediatric nurse from London

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, ‘respected and loved’ Ms Jagroop worked at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, where she died after contracting Covid-19 on April 22.

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.

Katy Davis, nurse

Katy Davis, 38, who worked in child health and was described by her colleagues as «a nurse people would aspire to be like» 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 and 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.

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.



Photo issued by Crystal Palace Football Club of paramedic Ian Reynolds
Ian Reynolds had worked as a paramedic for more than 30 years

Ann Shepherd, counsellor

Ann Shepherd, 80 from Leicester, who had worked at the Moir Medical Centre in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, for 26 years, died in hospital.

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 and died on April 21.

Graham Thorne, hospital maintenance worker

After contracting Covid-19 the «quiet and friendly» Mr Thorne died at his workplace of four years, Bedford Hospital, on April 20.

Charlie Goodwin, ambulance worker

The 61-year-old was described as «an enormously respected member» of the first4care ambulance service in Nottinghamshire and he spent 11 days in intensive care with Covid-19 before he died on April 20.

Miharajiya Mohideen, adult care nurse

She had been working at Newham General Hospital for several years before contracting Covid-19 and spent 13 days in King George Hospital before her death.

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.

Grant Maganga, mental health nurse

Grant Maganga, an ‘exceptional nurse’, 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.

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.

Sadeq Elhowsh, orthopaedic surgeon

The 58-year-old father of four had worked for St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in Merseyside for 17 years.

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.

Craig Wakeham, GP

Dr Wakeham had been working as a GP for 30 years, and he was described as ‘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.’

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.

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.

Gerallt Davies, emergency consultant

On April 20, the 51-year-old, from Swansea, became the first paramedic in Wales to die after contacting coronavirus, having 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, and 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.

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.

Grace Kungwengwe, healthcare worker

The frontline worker and grandmother was described as a «dedicated NHS worker, who loved her job and was actively working until she tested positive (for) Covid-19.»

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. 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.

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, and was described 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, and was said to have died 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.



Samples are taken at a coronavirus testing facility in Temple Green Park and Ride, Leeds. File photo
Samples are taken at a coronavirus testing facility in Temple Green Park and Ride, Leeds. File photo

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.

Jenelyn Carter, healthcare assistant

Ms Carter worked on the admissions ward at Morriston Hospital and was well-loved by her colleagues and patients.

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.

Sonya Kaygan, carer

The «gentle, caring and kind-hearted» 26-year-old died on April 17, leaving behind her three-year-old daughter.

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.

Vivek Sharma, occupational therapist

The 58-year-old father-of-two, described as a gentle soul was was kind and generous, died on April 17 after isolating since the end of March.

Linda Clarke, community midwife

Linda Clarke, a 66-year-old community midwife at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary was said to have died 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 and had founded the Milton Road Surgery in Grays, Essex, in 1985 and worked there until 2017, when he moved on to locum work.



Photo issued by NHS Thurrock CCG of Dr Kamlesh Kumar Masson
Dr Kamlesh Kumar Masson

Andy Collier, nurse practitioner

Andy Collier, 53, a nurse practitioner at Hollins Park Hospital in Warrington, Cheshire, died on April 15, 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, 55, 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.

Barry England, leading operations manager

Mr England died on April 16, having spent four days in hospital after testing positive for the virus.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amrik Bamotra, radiology support worker

Mr Bamotra, 63, known to colleagues as «Bob», was said to have «treated everyone like his own family», and leaves behind a wife, daughter and son, dying 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 62, worked as an associate specialist in neurorehabilitation at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for more than 21 years and died on April 12.

Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, nurse

Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong died on April 12 after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier in the month.

Cheryl Williams, ward housekeeper

North Middlesex University Hospital said Ms Williams would be remembered as a «much-loved colleague» and 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

Leilani Medel, nurse

Mrs Medel, who worked as an agency nurse in South Wales, was described as a «wonderful and caring person».

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.



A volunteer being administered the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. File photo
A volunteer being administered the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. File photo

Kevin Smith, plaster technician

Doncaster Royal Infirmary confirmed the death of plaster technician Kevin Smith on April 12, following a «brief, but courageous, battle with Covid-19».

Oscar King Jr, hospital porter

Oscar King Jr, a Filipino porter at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, died on April 11, aged 45.

Elbert Rico, hospital porter

A colleague of Oscar King Jr at John Radcliffe, Mr Rico worked as a porter there since moving to the UK from the Philippines in 2004 «and loved the work that he did», according to a fundraising page published by his family.

Gareth Roberts, nurse

The death of the «extremely popular» Mr Roberts, who came out of retirement in 2015 having worked since the 1980s, was confirmed by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board on April 11.

Mandy Siddorn, pharmacy checking technician

Described by colleagues at Swettenham Chemists as a «loyal, hardworking and dedicated friend», Ms Siddorn was a registered checking technician, the highest ranked non-pharmacist role.

Donna Campbell, healthcare support worker

Described by colleagues as «beautiful and kind-hearted», the healthcare support worker from the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff died at the University Hospital of Wales on April 10.

Sara Dee Trollope, nurse

A 51-year-old matron for older adult mental health services in Hillingdon, west London, Mrs Trollope died at Watford General Hospital on April 10 after testing positive for the virus.

Brian Darlington, porter

Mr Darlington, a porter with Mid Cheshire Hospitals, was known for handing out sweets to his colleagues. He died on April 10, aged 68.

Julie Omar, nurse

The trauma and orthopaedics nurse at Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital in Worcestershire died at home while self-isolating with symptoms on April 10. She was 52.

Amor Gatinao, nurse

The nurse is reported to have died on the morning of April 10, having worked at St Charles Hospital, west London.

Andy Costa, ward administrator

Mr Costa was one of the longest-serving members of staff at a mental health centre in London, having worked for 26 years in the NHS, most recently as a ward administrator at Highgate Mental Health Centre in north London, and died on April 9.



Photo issued by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust of Andy Costa
Andy Costa was one of the longest serving members of staff at his place of work

Abdul Gellaledin, ambulance care assistant

Colleagues of Mr Gellaledin, who worked for Falck Ambulance UK helping to transport patients to and from Kingston Hospital, held a two-minute silence for him following his death earlier in April.

Mick Gallagher, agency care worker

The 34-year-old had been working night shifts in a care home near Glasgow and was training to be a nurse at the time of his death on April 9.

Aimee O’Rourke, nurse

The 39-year-old nurse and mother died at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, where she worked, on April 9.

Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, consultant urologist

The 53-year-old wrote a Facebook post asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urgently provide every NHS worker with personal protective equipment just five days before he died on the night of April 8.

Dr Edmond Adedeji, doctor

The 62-year-old worked as a locum registrar in the emergency department of Great Western Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire, and died «doing a job he loved» on April 8.

Fayez Ayache, GP

The 76-year-old general practitioner and grandfather died in Ipswich Hospital on April 8, having been diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia and coronavirus.

Elsie Sazuze, care home nurse

Mrs Sazuze, who worked for Wolverhampton-based agency Totallycare, died on April 7 at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, according to the BBC, who spoke to her husband, Ken.

Leilani Dayrit, nurse

Described as a «ray of sunshine», Ms Dayrit, a Filipino nurse who worked at St Cross Hospital in Rugby, died on April 7.

Donald Suelto, nurse

The 51-year-old, who worked at Hammersmith Hospital in west London, died on April 7 after going into self-isolation with coronavirus symptoms.

Alice Kit Tak Ong, nurse

The 70-year-old, originally from Hong Kong, died on April 7 after 44 years of working for the NHS. She was described by her daughter, Melissa, as «generous to everyone else before herself».

Janice Graham, nurse

The 58-year-old healthcare support worker from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde became the first nurse in Scotland to die as a result of the coronavirus pandemic on April 6.

Syed Zishan Haider, GP

The 79-year-old family doctor, known as Zishan by 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.

Barbara Moore, patient discharge planner

Described as an «unsung hero», the 54-year-old grandmother died on April 6, the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said.

Dr Alfa Saadu, doctor

The 68-year-old, who had returned to work from retirement, died on April 6 at the Whittington Hospital in north London.



NHS workers in PPE take a patient with an unknown condition from an ambulance at St Thomas' Hospital. File photo
NHS workers in PPE take a patient with an unknown condition from an ambulance at St Thomas’ Hospital. File photo

Jitendra Rathod, surgeon

A «highly regarded» associate specialist in cardiothoracic surgery at the University Hospital of Wales, Mr Rathod died on the morning of April 6.

Lynsay Coventry, midwife

Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, announced the death of the 54-year-old – the first involving a serving NHS midwife after testing positive for the virus – on April 5.

Emily Perugia, care worker

A care co-ordinator in Hillingdon, north-west London, Ms Perugia was just 29 at the time of her death, which was confirmed on April 5.

Ibilola Aladejana, hospital receptionist

Known as Lola, the «much-loved» Mrs Aladejana was an agency worker who had been at University College Hospital for four years, most recently as a receptionist, died on April 4.

Catherine Sweeney, care home worker

Ms Sweeney died on April 4 while being cared for at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. In a statement released through the GMB union, her family said she was a «wonderful mother, sister, and beloved aunty».

Glen Corbin, nurse

The 59-year-old had worked at the Park Royal Centre for Mental Health in Harlesden, north-west London, for more than 25 years and his employer, the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, announced his death on April 4.

Rebecca Mack, nurse

The 29-year-old died on April 5, after going into self-isolation with symptoms. Her friend, Sarah Bredin-Kemp, said she was an «incredible nurse».

Liz Glanister, nurse

Aintree University Hospital said the staff nurse died on April 3, with her family describing their loss as «simply beyond words».

Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, consultant

The consultant geriatrician died on April 4, four days after being admitted to the intensive care unit and two weeks after completing his final shift on March 20.

Elvira Bucu, healthcare assistant

Ms Bucu, based at Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot and described by colleagues as a ‘ray of sunshine’, died on April 3.



Elvira Bucu, a healthcare assistant based at Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, Berkshire
Elvira Bucu, a healthcare assistant based at Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, Berkshire

Amanda Forde, GP receptionist

In a statement on its website, Vale Practice in Crouch End, north London, paid tribute to the «beautiful, caring receptionist», who died on April 3 having contracted Covid-19.

John Alagos, nurse

the 27-year-old nurse, who treated coronavirus patients at Watford General Hospital, reportedly died after a shift on April 3.

Areema Nasreen, nurse

Ms Nasreen, 36, died on April 2 in intensive care at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands, where she had worked for 16 years.

Professor Mohamed Sami Shousha, researcher

The 79-year-old, who had worked at UK cancer research laboratories at London’s Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals since 1978, died on April 2.

Carol Jamabo, care worker

Mother-of-two Ms Jamabo, 56, is believed to have been the first care worker who died after contracting Covid-19 to be identified publicly, on April 1.

Thomas Harvey, nurse

The healthcare assistant, a father-of-seven who worked at Goodmayes Hospital in Ilford, east London, died at home on March 29, aged 57.

Dr Amged El-Hawrani, consultant

Dr El-Hawrani was an ear, nose and throat consultant with University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. He died at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester on March 28, aged 55.

Pooja Sharma, pharmacist

Ms Sharma, a pharmacist at Eastbourne District General Hospital, died unexpectedly on March 26, according to a JustGiving page created in her memory.

Dr Habib Zaidi, doctor

The GP in Leigh-on-Sea died in intensive care at Southend Hospital, Essex, on March 25, aged 76.

Dr Adil El Tayar, transplant surgeon

The 63-year-old died at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, west London, on March 25. He had been working as a locum surgeon.

Charles Kwame Tanor, mental health worker

The 39-year-old had been working night shifts at Eden Place Mental Health Nursing Home in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, before he died on March 11.


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