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Moment emotional Essex hospital colleagues pay tribute to midwife, 54, who died after testing positive for coronavirus as her family pay tribute to 'loving, wonderful and caring mum, sister, daughter and grandmother'

Moment emotional Essex hospital colleagues pay tribute to midwife, 54, who died after testing positive for coronavirus as her family pay tribute to 'loving, wonderful and caring mum, sister, daughter and grandmother'
  • Ms Coventry is the first serving NHS midwife to die after testing positive
  • The grandmother worked at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex
  • Ms Coventry was self-isolating at home and was not at work before her death 
The first NHS midwife to die after testing positive for coronavirus has been named as 54-year-old Lynsay Coventry. 
Ms Coventry's family said their 'hearts are broken at the loss of our loving, wonderful and caring mum, sister, daughter and grandmother'.
She is the latest NHS worker to die during the epidemic, which has infected 47,806 and killed 4,934. 
Tonight it was announced that another nurse, Liz Glanister, from Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, had died on Friday.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, where Ms Coventry worked for 10 years, today confirmed the midwife died on Thursday, April 2.
Ms Coventry passed away at neighbouring Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust after initially self-isolating at home and was not at work before her death.
In a touching tribute, face mask-wearing medics at Prices Alexandra lined the corridors and fell silent to remember their colleague.
In a touching tribute, face mask-wearing medics at Prices Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, lined the corridors and fell silent to remember their colleague Lynsay Coventry, 54
In a touching tribute, face mask-wearing medics at Prices Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, lined the corridors and fell silent to remember their colleague Lynsay Coventry, 54
The Princess Alexandra Hospital confirmed Ms Coventry, 54, died on Thursday April 2 at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
The Princess Alexandra Hospital confirmed Ms Coventry, 54, died on Thursday April 2 at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
With 'great sadness', the chief executive of the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Lance McCarthy, announced her death and paid tribute to her 'professionalism and commitment'. 
In a statement, Ms Coventry's family said: 'As a family, our hearts are broken at the loss of our loving, wonderful and caring mum, sister, daughter and grandmother.
'We each know how much she loved and cherished us. Her love for us all was unfailing and her strength in the way she cared and supported us will fill our memories. 
'What we also know is how proud she was to be an NHS midwife. Lynsay followed her dream and trained as a midwife later in life. 
'It was a role she committed herself to and saw the midwifery team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital as her other family. 
'She was a very well-respected midwife who supported many hundreds of women as they welcomed their babies into the world.'
Areema Nasreen, 36, a Walsall staff nurse and mother-of-three, has died from coronavirus, becoming the country's youngest health worker to be killed by the diseaseAimee O'Rourke, 39, passed away last night at the QEQM Hospital in Margate, Kent, following the surfacing of symptoms two weeks ago
Two nurses - both young mothers-of-three (Amreema Nasreen, 36, left, and Aimee O'Rourke, 39, right) - five doctors and two healthcare assistants have also contracted died with since the start of the outbreak 
Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, chief midwifery officer for England, said: 'I was deeply moved and saddened to hear about the death of Lynsay Coventry. 
'Lynsay was clearly a highly-regarded midwife whose dedication to women, babies and their families will be remembered and cherished by her own family and her colleagues - my deepest thoughts are with them, her children, grandchildren, parents and siblings. 
'The outpouring of support for NHS staff as we respond to this outbreak has been extraordinary, but the best way for people to do their bit for midwives, nurses, doctors and other NHS staff is to help protect us by following the Government's advice to stay at home and save lives.'
The nation had already been mourning the deaths of frontline NHS staff who lost their lives after testing positive. 
Liz Glanister, a nurse at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool died on Friday after testing positive for coronavirus, it was annonced tonight 
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief nurse Dianne Brown said: 'It is with great sadness that I can confirm that Liz Glanister, a long-serving staff nurse at Aintree University Hospital, sadly passed away at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital on Friday after being tested positive for Covid-19.
John Alagos, a London nurse who treated covid-19 patients, fell ill at work but was not allowed to go home due to staffing shortages
John Alagos, a London nurse who treated covid-19 patients, fell ill at work but was not allowed to go home due to staffing shortages
'All our thoughts are with Liz's family at this time and we offer them our sincere condolences.
'Liz will be sadly missed by all those who knew and worked with her.' 
John Alagos, 23, a nurse from Watford and the youngest British medic believed to have succumbed to the deadly Covid-19 virus, collapsed and died at home after an exhausting 12-hour shift. 
Nurse Areema Nasreen, 36, a Walsall staff nurse and mother-of-three, died with coronavirus.
Another nurse, Aimee O'Rourke, 39, passed away at the QEQM Hospital in Margate, Kent, following the surfacing of symptoms two weeks ago 
Dr Habib Zaidi, 76, became ill and died in intensive care on March 25 at Southend Hospital in Essex on Wednesday 
Dr Adil El Tayar, 63, died on March 28 after contracting the virus at the Hereford County Hospital. 
Dr Amged El-Hawrani, 55, an ear nose and throat (ENT) specialist at Queen's Hospital Burton, died on March 29.
Nurse Thomas Harvey, 57, of Goodmayes Hospital, London, died after contracting the virus. 
Dr Alfa Saadu, 68, died after working at Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.  

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