TWO NHS nurses have passed away from coronavirus leaving behind six children, three of each.
Aimee O’Rourke, 38, and 36-year-old Areema Nasreen died tragically after the couple treated both patients.
Ms Nasreen, a mother of three who had no known health issues, died this morning as she operated at the West Midlands Walsall Manor Hospital-after her sister advised others to “take this seriously.”
Her demise came just hours after her colleague nurse and mum-of-three Ms O’Rourke, 38, died in Margate, Kent, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital where she worked.
The nurses were placed on ventilators but were unable to be rescue, taking the number of health workers to seven to die with the infection after the pandemic.
They wrote “Aimee was a wonderful lady and a beloved NHS nurse. Aimee contracted the Covid-19 virus and unfortunately lost her fight against coronavirus.” Please donate as much as you can to support Aimee’s family, even as Aimee sacrificed her life to ensuring more patients survived this infection.
Megan’s daughter Aimee added: “We were four against the world!
“So we 3 are going to come together harder than ever!!! Look at all the lives that you cared for and the families that you comforted when people passed away.
“You’re an angel and you’re going to wear forever more of your NHS crown because you won the crown the very first day you started!!!
Secretary of Health Matt Hancock today paid tribute to the NHS staff who died while serving the country.
He said: “It reflects the immense courage of every NHS worker who goes to work realizing these dangers are there, and I think the entire country is grateful for that.”
After experiencing a high fever, body aches and cough, married nurse Areema, from Walsall, tested positive for Covid-19 and ended up on a hospital ventilator.
Her health changed marginally last week but she died tragically in this morning’s early hours.
Aimee and Areema have been the sixth and seventh confirmed coronavirus deaths by an NHS nurse.
Commenting on nurse Areema Nasreen’s death, England’s chief nursing officer Ruth May said: ‘I am truly, truly saddened to hear of Areema’s death.
‘I would like to express my sincere and very close condolences to her relatives, friends and colleagues.
NHS workers at the coalface are among the most at risk of catching the infection.