Much-loved nurse who worked for more than 20 years dies with Covid

An “extremely loved” nurse over the age of 20 died of Covid.

Veronica Guy worked at Stafford County Hospital and died that weekend, Saturday, September 4th.

The grandmother of three died at Royal Stoke University Hospital, the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) NHS Trust has confirmed.

She was devoted to her family, leaving behind husband Colin, sons Lee and Craig and their grandchildren.

Veronica worked as a health assistant in Stafford for more than 26 years before training to be a nurse. Stoke on Trent Live Reports.

Tracy Bullock, General Manager of UHNM, said, “Veronica, known as Ronnie, has worked in the kidney department at County Hospital for more than 20 years and will unfortunately miss her.

“Our deepest condolences go to your family at this very sad time and we thank you for your long service.”

Sister Sally Davies says her colleague will be remembered for “her sense of fun and vibrant personality”.

She said, “She has been an advocate for her patients, has had a kidney transplant, and has shared her experience with our patients.

“She had worked at Stafford as a health assistant for over 26 years before training to be a registered nurse and was incredibly well known and loved by her colleagues at County Hospital. We will miss her very much.”

Covid has already cost the lives of a number of UHNM employees since the pandemic began. UHNM has already mourned the deaths of Royal Stoke Nursing Assistant Sylvia Tideswell, County Hospital Nurse Patrick McManus, and Royal Stoke bearers Mark Elliott and John Jackson. Staffordshire advisor Amged El-Hawrani and Leighton Hospital doorman Brian Darlington also lost their lives to Covid-19.

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