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Coronavirus: Nurses light a candle for fallen Midwife Lynsay Coventry

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A midwife has tragically died from COVID-19 has been named as 54-year-old Lynsay Coventry.

Sadly on Thursday Ms Coventry lost her life becoming the latest NHS staff member to die after contracting coronavirus.

Her fellow nurses took a moment to light a candle and remember Ms Coventry.

Her family have released a statement in which they say they are “broken” by the tragic death of their wonderful caring mum, sister, daughter and grandmother.

“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,”.

Her family have said she loved her job within the NHS as a midwife

“What we also know is how proud she was to be an NHS midwife.

“It was a role she committed herself to…she was a very well-respected midwife who supported many hundreds of women as they welcomed their babies into the world,”

Ms Coventry worked Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust sadly died on the 2nd April at the Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust.

Lance McCarthy, the chief executive of the Princess Alexandra, said Ms Coventry would be remembered for her professionalism and commitment.

“Lynsay has been a midwife at PAHT for 10 years and her loss will be felt by the maternity team and colleagues from across the organisation,” Mr McCarthy said.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
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