Tributes have been paid to a care worker from Middlesbrough who has died after testing positive for coronavirus.
Patricia Crowhurst was 54. She died on Tuesday 14 April, at James Cook University Hospital.
She had been a carer for more than 20 years. She worked recently as a healthcare assistant for a nursing agency, providing one-to-one support for some of the most vulnerable residents at several care homes on Teesside.
- Patricia's daughters Melitza and Ffion Crowhurst said she was the most caring person you'd ever meet:
Former colleague Donna Sullivan told us: "Patricia was an amazing carer and supervisor, she always went above and beyond for her staff and service users. Patricia was an angel in disguise and will be sadly missed."
Another former colleague Lauren Milburn said: "She was a lovely lady with a heart of gold."
Andrea Hoyland said: "Good night, god bless, Patricia. You were a vivacious character who touched the hearts of those who knew you, throughout many years service in care, continuing to support others at home. Thank you - to you, to Arthur, and to all of your family. It is an honour to have worked with you."
Patricia's friend and former colleague Cath Taylor said, "She would do anything to just make anybody happy. Just to be at the end of a phone if we needed her, she was always there.
It is devastating, and we all are absolutely devastated to have lost one of our own. She was so precious. She continued to work, and she did put herself at risk, and ultimately she paid with her life, but she was doing the job she loved."
- Patricia's friend and former colleague Cath Taylor sent this message: