Coronavirus: The NHS workers in the South East who have died

More than 90 frontline NHS workers have died since March 25, as a result ofthe coronavirus pandemic.

Of these key workers, 11 were from the South East.

A minute's silence was held at 11am on Tuesday in a nationwide tribute.

  • Katy Davis, Nurse

The 38-year-old who worked in child health as a nurse.

Katy had underlying health conditions and died on April 21 at Southampton General Hospital after testing positive for the virus.

Paula Head, chief executive at University Hospital Southampton, said: "Katy has been described by her colleagues as a nurse people would aspire to be like, and that nursing was more than just a job to her."

  • Craig Wakeham, GP

Dr Wakeham had been working as a GP for 30 years.

He had spent several days in hospital after contracting the virus.

A message on the Cerne Abbas Surgery website said: "He was a leading light in both the Clinical Commissioning Group and Local Medical Committee, as well as a devoted husband and father to his two boys."

"His legacy lives on in our patients who he cared for diligently, and in thegood name he built for our surgery."

  • Margaret Tapley, Healthcare Assistant

The auxiliary nurse was still working night shifts when she died on April 19,at the age of 84.

Her grandson, Tom Wood, paid tribute to her and said she had inspired him to become a nurse himself.

He said: "This phenomenal, committed, kind-hearted fighter was my grandmother and I am so hugely proud of her. She was my inspiration and a huge reason as to why I am a nurse today. She took huge pride in her work but was so humble. She embodied the nursing spirit."

  • Vivek Sharma, Occupational Therapist

The 58-year-old died on April 17.

He has been isolating from around the end of March as a vulnerable member of staff due to underlying health conditions, and became ill with coronavirus.

The father-of-two was described as a gentle soul who was kind and generous.

Kent-based Medway Community Healthcare said he was a "valued member of MCH staff" and someone who was "passionate about being a voice and advocate for staff and always happy to help".

  • Dr Peter Tun, Associate Specialist

The father-of-two worked as an associate specialist in neurorehabilitation atthe Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for more than 21 years.

The 62-year-old, who died in the intensive care unit at the hospital on April12, was called a "superhero dad" by his two sons in a tribute.

They said: "To us, he was simply the best human we know and we will miss him every day."

  • Elbert Rico, Hospital Porter

Mr Rico worked as a porter at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

He moved from the Philippines to the UK in 2004 "and loved the work that he did", according to a fundraising page published by his family.

  • Aimee O'Rourke, Nurse

The 39-year-old nurse and mother died at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, where she worked, on April 9.

  • Dr Edmond Adedeji, Doctor

The 62-year-old worked as a locum registrar in the emergency department of Great Western Hospital in Swindon in Wiltshire.

He died "doing a job he loved" on April 8.

  • Pooja Sharma, Pharmacist

Ms Sharma, a pharmacist at Eastbourne District General Hospital, diedunexpectedly on March 26, according to a JustGiving page created in her memory.

  • Oscar King Jr, Hospital Porter

Oscar King Jr, a Filipino porter at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, diedon April 11, aged 45.

He was said to have worked for the hospital for more than a decade, "alwaysdoing his job with great enthusiasm and joy".

  • Dr Kamlesh Kumar Masson

Dr Masson, aged 78, did locum work in Basildon and Thurrock.

Before 2017, he worked at Milton Road Surgery in Grays, Essex. He founded the practice in 1985.

His family, who described him as someone who "would have wanted to practise medicine for many more years to come", said he last worked on March 12.

The family said: "Dr Masson was an honest, kind and generous man who was deeply respected by anyone who was privileged to cross paths with him. He was jovial, funny and kind, always wanting to make the best of any situation."