Trbutes paid after hospital worker dies with Covid

A hospital operator died as a result of Covid-19.

Andrew Woolhouse, 55, was a “devoted” husband to his wife Marianne and daughters.

Now the concierge has been honored at University Hospital Llandough (UHL) in South Wales.

Len Richards, executive director of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (Vale UHB), said Mr Woolhouse had “died as a result of Covid-19”.

“Andrew joined the UHL concession team in August 2015 and has been a hard working and respected member of the team. He is a pleasure to work with,” said Richards.

“He often went the extra mile for our patients and is deeply missed by everyone at Cardiff and Vale UHB.

“It hurts me a lot to have lost another colleague.

“Andrew will be remembered with great sadness and fondness alike, and an overwhelming sense of pride that we could call ourselves, with all of us at the Health Department along with the five other staff we have lost to this terrible illness. Their colleagues.

“The falling Covid-19 case rates in Wales and the immunization program give us hope, but events like this bring the reality of the situation we are in back into focus.

“I have no illusions about the heavy pressure all health officials are currently under, and while tragically we cannot bring anyone back, we must continue to lead by example to ensure that as few people as possible succumb to the pressures. Illness continues. “

Mr Richards said in a message to staff that it was “absolutely necessary” that people continue to follow Covid-19 regulations at work and in their daily lives.

“We must continue to challenge the insidious disinformation and conspiracy theory that is popping up online with facts and science,” he said.

“After all, we have to vaccinate as many people as possible so that they are protected from Covid. We owe it to the memories of everything we lost. “

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