'Inspiring' nursing lecturer who taught thousands of NHS staff dies from coronavirus

Former students have helped raise £15,000 for a Welsh nursing lecturer who taught thousands of frontline NHS staff after he died from coronavirus.

Brian Mfula, 51, was a lecturer in mental health nursing at Swansea University and was described as an "inspiring teacher who taught from the heart."

He died with coronavirus on Friday and professor Ceri Phillips, head of the college of human and health services, said the institution had been "inundated with messages of condolence".

"Students have described Brian as an inspiring teacher and role model who taught from the heart, and had a passion for mental health and nursing," Prof Phillips said.

"Brian was also recognised as a dedicated family man, and our thoughts and prayers are extended to his wife Mercy and children Kato, Nkweto, Thabo and Thandiwe for their tragic loss."

Swansea Bay University Health Board paid tribute to Jenelyn Carter, a healthcare assistant who died after being treated for coronavirus.

The health board said she had worked on the admissions ward at Morriston Hospital and was "loved by all her colleagues and patients".

Credit: Swansea Bay University Health Board

Mark Madams, nurse director of the hospital, said: "Jenelyn would go the extra mile for anyone, and was a lovely caring person inside and out, with a heart of gold.

"We are devastated by her death and offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends."