Care home worker reunited with family after moving out for eight weeks to protect them from coronavirus

A care home worker has been reunited with her family after moving out of the family home for eight weeks to protect them from coronavirus Credit: BPM Media

A care home worker has been reunited with her family after moving out of the family home for eight weeks to protect them from coronavirus.

Katy Edwards, 33, decided to self-isolate in a spare room in her mum's house to shield her family from coronavirus.

She is a daycare assistant at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home, which reported eight deaths of residents due to coronavirus over a three-week period earlier this year.

Katy's now been reunited with her husband Simon and six children Credit: BPM Media

“We have got a fantastic team. The death rate was high but what is difficult for people to appreciate is that it is a nursing home and because of how big it is there are a lot of people in there who are at the latter end of their lives."

Katy Edwards

Katy has now been reunited with her husband Simon and her six children - Morgan, aged 13, Jesika, aged 11, Amelia, aged 8, Darcy, aged 5, Paisley, aged 4, and 16-month-old Ivy-Mae, as she's moved back into their family home.

Katy Edwards, 33, decided to self-isolate in her mum's house to shield her family from coronavirus Credit: BPM Media

“I left my own home and my family behind so I could continue giving 100 per cent care to my residents. I don’t regret the decision I made because I love my job."

Katy Edwards
Paramedic Joanne Stevens from Halesowen was reunited with her children. Credit: ITV News Central

Elsewhere, paramedic Joanne Stevens from Halesowen has shared her joy after being reunited with her children. The single mum, who works on the frontline, isolated from her kids and moved them into her parents home.

She said: "The decision to move away from the boys wasn't an easy one. It took hours of heartbreaking decisions and weighing up what I could and couldn't do and in the end, it was my only option."

  • Joanne says she tried to make lasting memories with her boys because she didn't know at that point, when she'd be able to have them back.

Speaking about being reunited with them after 7 weeks, Joanne said: "We needed to try and get back to some kind of normality for ourselves. The day leading up to having them back was absolutely amazing."

The mum-of-two says she hopes her and her boys never have to be in this position again.

She said: "I'm really grateful that my mum and dad have been able to do what they have, I've been lucky that I've got the support from them to do it. But, I never want to be put in that position again, I don't think any parent does."

Suzie Vaughan was apart from her children for more than two months while she worked on the front line of the pandemic. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, an NHS healthcare worker has been reunited with her daughters after nine weeks apart during the pandemic.

Suzie Vaughan, 43, surprised Hettie and Bella who had been staying with her sister Charlotte in Peterborough while she worked on the front line of the health crisis.

In a video that quickly went viral on social media, she is seen sneaking up behind her children.

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