Coronavirus: Nurse Aimee O’Rourke has died after testing positive for Coronavirus.
Sadly Aimmee who is a mother of three was treated at The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in Margate Kent where she worked.
Julie Gammon a Ward Manager at the hospital confirmed the death and said that the team was devastated by her death.
“She was such a kind and caring nurse, and she had a really special relationship with her patients and colleagues,” she said.
“Nursing was something she had always wanted to do, although she came to it relatively late after raising her girls.
“She took some time out to care for her mum after she was diagnosed with cancer and she was determined to return and to make her mum proud.
“Aimee was a really valuable part of our work family and would always offer to help if she could. She was really growing and developing in her skills and confidence and I know she would have gone on to have a great career.”
The Chief Nurse at East Kent Hospitals Amanda Hallums said that everyone who had worked alongside Aimee were left heartbroken by her death.
“We are a work family and it is devastating to lose one of our own.
“Aimee was determined to provide the best possible care to all of her patients and continued to come to work at a time when others were staying at home and inside.
“We will forever remember her smile, her concern for her patients and her colleagues, and her willingness to always go above and beyond.”