Tributes have been paid to a nurse in Southampton who has died after testing positive for Covid-19.
Katy Davis, 38, has been described by her colleagues as a nurse who “people would aspire to be like”.
“Nursing was more than just a job to her”
Ms Davis, who worked in children’s health at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, died on the evening of Tuesday 21 April at Southampton General Hospital.
She had an underlying health condition and had been unwell for some time prior to her admission, the trust has said.
Ms Davis had tested positive for Covid-19 on admission to hospital.
Chief executive of the trust, Paula Head, said: “I want to pay tribute to Katy who sadly passed away on Tuesday.
“Katy has been described by her colleagues where she worked in child health, as a nurse people would aspire to be like, and that nursing was more than just a job to her.
“On behalf of everyone here at UHS, including our patients and the communities we serve, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to her family.”
The South East Royal College of Nursing Twitter account also paid tribute to Ms Davis online.
It said: “We are sorry to bring you news of the death of Katy Davies.
“She’s been described as a dedicated and selfless nurse who had time for everyone sharing her skills and knowledge to ensure excellent patient care. Rest in peace Katy.”
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