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Hospital's touching tribute to 'unsung hero' worker who died after testing positive for Coronavirus

Grandmother Barbara Moore was 54 and worked as a patient discharge planner at Aintree University Hospital. Credit: Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A Liverpool hospital has paid tribute to one of its 'unsung hero' workers who has died as a result of Coronavirus.

Grandmother Barbara Moore was 54 and worked as a patient discharge planner at Aintree University Hospital.

She died on Monday after testing positive for Covid 19.

It's a second blow for the hospital workforce at Aintree, where staff nurse Liz Glanister, 68, died on Friday.

“Barbara’s loss is an awful blow to us all, and she will be missed so much by all of her colleagues.

"I have offered our sincere condolences and our support to her family at this time of their sad loss. “Barbara was a patient discharge planner, which is one of our unsung hero roles.

“Barbara’s dedication to helping patients get safely out of hospital meant that people returned to their loved ones as soon and as simply as possible."She will be terribly missed.”

– Dianne Brown, Chief Nurse of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A spokesperson for Barbara’s family added: “Barbara was a much loved wife, mum, nan, sister, aunty, friend and beautiful person.

"Barbara dedicated her life to caring for others and doted on her two beautiful children and grandchildren.

"She loved nothing more than spending precious time with her family. Barbara will be sadly missed by so many.”

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