A nurse with coronavirus has died after spending weeks in intensive care. Areema Nasreen, 36, had been placed on a ventilator at Walsall Manor Hospital, where she worked in the acute medical unit.
Many of her colleagues and relatives have paid tribute to the mother of three, who had been considered fit and healthy before she contracted the virus. Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s chief executive Richard Beeken, said “She was a very respected and valued member of the team on the acute medical unit and they are absolutely distraught.”
Dr Samara Afzal, a GP in Birmingham who knew Ms Nasreen well, said “She was a fantastic role model to Asian women, she married young and had children but then wanted to pursue her dream in nursing, became a nurse and absolutely loved her job, she was completely dedicated to it, she’d go out of her way to help people.”
Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has said, “I pay tribute to the NHS Staff who’ve died serving the NHS, serving the nation. It shows the incredible bravery of every member of the NHS who goes into work knowing that these dangers are there.”