Applause at Aintree Hospital after two members of staff die from Coronavirus

A wave of love hit Aintree Hospital in Liverpool after two of theirstaff members died with coronavirus this week.

Hundreds of neighbours lined the streets around the hospital alongsidepolice officers who formed a guard of honour at 8pm when the nationonce again took part in the #ClapforCarers campaign.

A banner from a light aircraft flying over the hospital read: "Thankyou NHS and front line services"

Aintree nurse Liz Glanister died on Friday after testing positive for coronavirus.

The 68-year-old has been described as "selfless" and a "hero" bythose who knew her and were treated by her during her long career.

Liz Glannister died at the Royal Liverpool last Friday. Credit: Family Photo

Dianne Brown, Chief Nurse at Aintree Hospital, said: "It is with greatsadness that I can confirm that Liz Glanister, a long-serving StaffNurse at Aintree University Hospital, sadly passed away at the RoyalLiverpool University Hospital on Friday after being tested positivefor Covid-19.

“All our thoughts are with Liz’s family at this time and we offer themour sincere condolences.

"Liz will be sadly missed by all those who knew and worked with her."

Liz's family said: "We would like to thank all of the staff at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital who did an amazing job of looking after Liz in her final days.

"We would also like to thank her NHS family at Aintree University Hospital, whom she loved so much.

"For all of her friends, colleagues and ex-colleagues, ex-patients, fellow nurses she studied with and everyone across the country that have sent their thoughts, condolences and best wishes to us - these mean a lot to the whole family and we are so proud to see just how many people's lives Liz has touched.

"There are so many heroes out there, just like Liz, who are all putting their lives in danger to help save ours, so please help them to be the best they can be and stay inside. Losing a loved one at any time is heart-breaking, but to go through it as we and many other families are is simply beyond words."

Police officers joined in with the applause. Credit: Liverpool Echo

And Barbara Moore, 54, a patient discharge planner who made surepatients were able to leave the hospital with the right support, diedon Monday.

Her devastated family said in a statement: "Barbara was a much lovedwife, mum, nan, sister, aunty, friend and beautiful person.

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

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