Most recently, a pregnant “highly valued and loved” nurse unfortunately contracted the deadly novel coronavirus and died from it. Fortunately, the baby she’s carrying in her womb was able to survive.
Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28 years old, had already worked at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital for 5 years as a nurse when she died Sunday as one of the latest casualties in the coronavirus pandemic at the same place.
According to a spokeswoman from the hospital, she first got admitted to the same hospital where she worked at back on April 7, just two days after she tested positive for contracting COVID-19. Unfortunately, she succumbed to the disease not long after and passed away. However, sources indicate that the baby she is carrying in her womb “is doing very well,” since she was able to give birth before dying.
No other information about it is available for now.
Per her colleagues, Agyapong was a highly valued nurse thanks to her dedication at her job.
“She was a fantastic nurse and a great example of what we stand for in this trust.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mary’s family and friends at this sad time,” David Carter, chief executive of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said.
As such, colleagues of hers all decided to pay tribute to her, deciding to raise a fundraising page in order to help support the family that she left behind.
So far, the page already managed to get around £4,500 since it was set up Wednesday morning.
According to her colleagues, Agyapong is well regarded for devoting her life to the NHS as a nurse.
“Sister Mary was my colleague, I worked alongside her for a few years. She deserves her family to be looked after she devoted her life to the NHS as a nurse. It’s time to look out/after our own and return the selflessness persona Mary carried and give something so small, but so big to her family in this time of need. RIP sister Mary!” Renai Mcinerney, one of her former colleagues, said.
Agyapong’s husband is in self-isolation.
Source: Medical Daily.