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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: Questions over PPE linger as UK frontline staff fatalities reach 171

Byline Times and Nursing Notes collaborate to record all the staff across the country who have lost their lives during the battle against COVID-19.

Questions over PPE linger
As UK frontline Staff Fatalities
Reach 171

BMA survey reveals half of England’s doctors have sourced their own PPE, or received donated equipment, since the Coronavirus outbreak began. 

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The number of confirmed Coronavirus-related deaths among frontline health and care workers is now 171 – a tragic loss of life that has left senior NHS personnel asking why the UK’s figures are far worse than similar-sized states.

A memorial to staff who have died while tackling Coronavirus, with data verified by the nursing website Nursing Notes, shows that 171 named individuals have now died as a result of the pandemic.

Almost 60% of those who have died come from the UK’s black and minority ethnic (BAME) population – further indication that minorities are being disproportionately affected by the disease which emerges from the virus, Covid-19.

Byline Times and Nursing Notes have published the updated figures for staff fatalities following news that almost half of England’s doctors (48%) have been forced to source their own personal protection equipment (PPE), or relied on a donation, during the pandemic. The shocking figures emerged from a survey by the British Medical Association (BMA) – which also showed that two-thirds of doctors still feel only partly, or not at all, protected in the course of their work.

Problems accessing PPE appear to be worse among GPs, the survey showed, and there are some indications that access to PPE for some frontline staff has improved slightly in recent weeks. Nonetheless, the BMA’s latest survey should act as a warning to ministers and procurement officials within the NHS and care sectors.

Commenting on the updated list of frontline staff fatalities, one senior hospital doctor told Byline Times: “Each one of these staff deaths represents a human, family and professional tragedy and we must quickly learn the lessons from this awful pandemic to ensure that, in similar circumstances in the future, we can mitigate risks and the loss of life among frontline staff.”

The doctor continued: “More work needs to be done to explain why the UK’s figures for frontline staff deaths appear to be worse than those across similar-sized health systems dealing with large numbers of Covid-19 cases.

“It would be foolhardy to speculate in detail. However, it must be said that there has been a level of staff discontent about some supplies of personal protection equipment (PPE) – as shown by the BMA survey. We must keep asking ourselves: are we, as a country, doing everything that we can to keep our staff as safe as possible?”

Byline Times will update its memorial to frontline staff every week throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. Our friends at Nursing Notes will update the website’s memorial page here daily.

Nurses and Midwives

Ade DicksonRegistered NurseBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Aimee O’RourkeRegistered NurseQueen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
Alice Kit Tak OngRegistered Nurse & MidwifeColindale Medical Centre
Amor GatinaoRegistered NurseNorth West London Collaborative of Clinical Commissioning Group
Areema NasreenRegistered NurseWalsall Manor Hospital
Ate Wilma BaanagRegistered NurseWatford General Hospital, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Brian MfulaRegistered NurseSwansea University
Donald SueltoRegistered NurseHammersmith Hospital
Elsie SazuzeRegistered Nurse Totally Care agency in Wolverhampton
Gareth RobertsRegistered NurseCardiff and Vale University Health Board
Gladys MujajatiRegistered NurseDerbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Grant MagangaRegistered NursePennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Josiane Zauma Ebonja EkoliRegistered NurseHarrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Julie OmarRegistered NurseWorcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Leilani DayritRegistered NurseSt Cross Hospital, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Leilani MedelRegistered NurseHoop Recruitment agency in Bridgend
Linda ClarkeRegistered MidwifeRoyal Albert Infirmary, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Liz GlanisterRegistered NurseAintree University Hospital
Lynsay CoventryRegistered MidwifePrincess Alexandra Hospital
Mary Agyeiwaa AgyapongRegistered NurseLuton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Melujean BallesterosRegistered NurseSt Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Michael AllieuRegistered NurseHomerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Patrick McManusRegistered NurseStafford’s County Hospital, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Rahima Bibi SidhaneeRegistered NurseGrennell Lodge Nursing Home
Rebecca MackRegistered NurseRoyal Victoria Infirmary
Ricky PericoRegistered Nurse
Sara TrollopeRegistered NurseCenrtral and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Sophie FaganRetired Enrolled NurseHomerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Steven PearsonRegistered NurseCumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Josephine PeterRegistered NurseSouthport and Formby District General Hospital
Khulisani NkalaRegistered NurseLeeds and York NHS Partnership Foundation Trust
Julie PenfoldRegistered NurseArrowe Park Hospital
Katy DaviesRegistered NurseUniversity Hospitals Southampton
Angie CunninghamRegistered NurseBorders General Hospital
Larni ZunigaRegistered NurseLongdene Home Care, Surrey
Mahadaye JagroopRegistered NurseUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Alice SarupindaRegistered NurseWalsall
Mary Jane JongweRegistered NurseHerondale/Kingfisher House
Fiona AndersonRegistered NurseSouth Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Ken LambatanRegistered NurseSt George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Anujkumar PavithranRegistered NurseUnited Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Tony EriamiatoeRegistered NursePennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Maria Victoria PradoeRegistered NurseElvy Court Care Home
Emilita HurbodaRegistered Nurse
Adekunle EnitanRegistered NurseEast Kent Hospitals
Keith DunningtonRegistered NurseGateshead Health
Olabode Francis AjanlekokoRegistered Nurse
Gail OakesRegistered NurseBolton Hospice
Philomena CherianRegistered NurseOxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Support Workers

Thomas HarveyHealthcare AssistantGoodmayes Hospital
John AlagosHealthcare AssistantWatford General Hospital, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Glen CorbinBank Healthcare AssistantCenral and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Janice GrahamHealthcare Support WorkerInverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership
Charles Kwame TanorBank Healthcare Worker
Elvira BucuHealthcare Assistant
Amarante DiasHealthcare Support WorkerWeston General Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Maureen EllingtonHealthcare Assistant Southmead Hospital at North Bristol NHS Trust
Kevin SmithPlaster Room AssistantDoncaster Royal Infirmary
Donna CampbellHealthcare Support WorkerVelindre Cancer Centre, Velindre University NHS Trust
Andrew TrebleTheatre AssistantWrexham Maelor Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Lourdes CampbellHealthcare AssistantBolton NHS Foundation Trust
Jane MurphyHealthcare AssistantEdinburgh Royal Infirmary
Barbara SageSenior Healthcare AssistantMarie Curie
Ruben Junior MunozHealthcare AssistantSurrey and Sussex NHS Trust
Jenelyn CarterHealthcare AssistantMorriston Hospital, Swansea Bay University Health Board
Ade RaymondHealthcare Assistant & Student NurseMiddlesex University and healthcare assistant at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Margaret TapleyHealthcare AssistantWitney Community Hospital, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Chrissie EmersonHealthcare AssistantThe Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust
Grace KungwengweHealthcare AssistantUniversity Hospital Lewisham
Kirsty JonesHealthcare Support WorkerAirdrie Health Centre
Juliet AlderHealthcare AssistantWest London Mental Health Trust
Sharon BamfordAuxillary NurseSwansea Bay University Health Board
Esther AkinsanyaHealthcare AssistantLewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Janice GlasseyHealthcare AssistantWidnes District Nursing Team
Julias SanaMental Health Support WorkerSt Peter Hospital, Newport, Wales
Ibilola AladejanaBank Healthcare AssistantUniversity College London
Mark WoolcockAmbulance Care AssistantBarts Health NHS Trust
Afua FofieHealthcare AssistantHounslow and Richmond Community NHS Trust
Rutendo MukotsanjeraMental Health Support Worker

Medical Staff

Dr Alfa SaaduLocum ConsultantWhittington Health NHS Trust
Mr Amged El-HawraniConsultant in ENTUniversity Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Dr Habib ZaidiGeneral PractitionerEastwood Group Practice
Prof Sami ShoushaConsultant HistopathologistCharing Cross Hospital and Imperial College Faculty of Research
Mr Adil El TayarRenal Transplant SurgeonSt Mary’s Hospital and at St George’s Hospital
Mr Jitendra RathodCardiac Transplant Surgeon Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Dr Anton SebastianpillaiConsultant GeriatricianKingston Hospital
Dr Paul MateweleLecuturerLondon Metropolitan University
Dr Abdul Mabud ChowdhuryConsultant UrologistHomerton University Hospital
Dr Edmond AdedejiRegistrar in Emergency MedicineGreat Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Fayez AyacheGeneral PractitionerNorth Clacton Medical Group
Dr Syed Zeeshan HaiderGeneral PractitionerDagenham’s Valence Medical Centre
Dr Hamza PacheeriLocum Gynaecologist
Dr Peter TunSpecialist in NeurorehabRoyal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Rajesh KalraiyaConsultant PaediatricianNorth East London NHS trust
Dr Krishan AroraGeneral PractitionerViolet Lane Medical Practice
Dr Mamoona RanaRegistrar in Psychiatry
Dr Hafiz JalalRegistrar in Cardiology
Dr Craig WakehamGeneral PractitionerCerne Abbas Surgery
Dr Manjeet Singh RiyatConsultant in Emergency MedicineUniversity Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Dr Muhanad Nowar EltayibCardiology DoctorRoyal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.
Dr Sadeq ElhowshRegistrar in T&OWhiston Hospital, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Yusuf PatelGeneral PractitionerWoodgrange NHS Medical Practice
Dr Medhat AtallaConsultant GeriatricianDoncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Vishna RasiahConsultant NeonatologistBirmingham Women’s Hospital
Dr Kamlesh Kumar MassonGeneral PractitionerGP Locum
Dr Paul KabaseleConsultantMoorfields Eye Hospital
Dr Nasir KhanLocumMid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Furqan SiddiquiRegistrarManchester Royal Infirmary
Dr Erwin SpannaglSurgical ConsultantNorthwick Park Hospital
Dr Habibhai BabuSenior House OfficerBarts Health NHS Trust

Allied Healthcare Professionals

Pooja SharmaPharmacistEast Sussex Healthcare NHS
Mandy SiddornPharmacy AssistantSwettenham Chemists Ltd
Linnette CruzDental NurseBrynteg dental practice
Amrik BamotraRadiology Support WorkerKing George Hospital, Ilford
Gordon BallardParamedicLondon Ambulance Service
Simon GuestRadiographerFurness General Hospital
Barry EnglandParamedicEast of England Ambulance Service
Vivek SharmaOcupational TherpistMedway Community Healthcare
Gerallt Davies MBEParamedicWelsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
Ian ReynoldsParamedicLondon Ambulance Service
Ann SheppardCouncillorMoir Medical Practice
Jayesh PatelPharmacistLocum
Mark StanleyParamedicYorkshire Ambulance Service
Mahool PatelPharmacist

Care Workers

Chloe MiddletonResidential Home Carer
Catherine SweeneyHome Carer
Carol JamaboHome CarerCherish Elderly Care
Dean McKeeResidential Home Carer
Amanda ScottResidential Home Carer
Patricia CrowhurstAgency Nursing Home Carer
Gilbert BarnedoResidential Home Carer
Gaily CatallaResidential Home Carer
Sonja KayganResidential Home CarerElizabeth Lodge Care Home
June AndersonRe-enablement AssistantJames Dixon Court
Sharon ScanlonSocial Care WorkerPowys County Council
Gary MeliaHome Carer
Muhammad IslamSocial WorkerBirmingham Children’s Trust

Ancillary Staff

Barbara MooreDischarge PlannerAintree University Hospital
Emily PerugiaCare CooordinatorCenral and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Andy HoweBus DriverNottingham Hospital Transport
Oscar KingPorterJohn Radcliffe Hospital
Elberto RicoPorterJohn Radcliffe Hospital
Cheryl WilliamsHousekeeperNorth Middlesex University Hospital
Brian DarlingtonPorterLeighton Hospital
Julianne CadbyBusiness ManagerCardiff and Vale University Health Board
Andy StampICT ManagerAlder Hey Children’s Hospital
Abdul GellaledinPatient Transport Driver
Joanna KlenczonDomestic ManagerNorthampton General Hospital
Liz ShaleAdministration ManagerBradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Charlie GoodwinPatient Transport DriverFirst 4 Care Ltd
Jenny EssenTraining and Development Co-ordinatorCambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Amanda FordeReceptionistVale Practice
Andy CostaWard ClerkHighgate Medical Centre
Melonie MitchellNHS 111 Call HandlerLondon Ambulance Service
Laura TannerBasildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group
Eileen LandersDomestic AssistantUniversity Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Dawn MarshallSupport Time Recovery WorkerHallam Street Hospital
Graham ThorneEstates CraftmanBedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sharad BhattCentral Booking TeamWatford General Hospital
Jermaine WrightPharmacy TechHammersmith Hospital, London
Mike BrownPorterUniversity Hospital Southampton
William BrodieEstates TeamGlasgow Royal Infirmary
Tony KabiaSecurity GuardManchester Royal Infirmary
Nick JosephPorterWhittington Hospital, London
Mark PiggottCapital Projects ManagerBirmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Van Lang HoangPatient Transport DriverBarts Health NHS Trust
Ray LeverDomestic AssistantSheffield Teaching Hospitals

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