Coronavirus: Witney nurse, 84, ‘provided her life to NHS’

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Coronavirus: Witney nurse, 84, ‘provided her life to NHS’

Margaret Tapley and family

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Margaret Tapley was “really mindful” of coronavirus, however “could never ever envision leaving her work family”.

Homages have been paid to a “one of a kind” 84- year-old auxiliary nurse who passed away after contracting coronavirus.

Margaret Tapley had actually continued to work as a health care assistant at Witney Neighborhood Medical Facility in Oxfordshire.

She died on Sunday in hospital in Swindon, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust said.

Her grand son Ben Wood informed BBC Radio 5 Live she “had such a drive” and “offered her life and committed it towards the NHS”.

” That was the way she was, there would be no talking her out of it,” he stated.

” She had actually been working for simply over 40 years doing three graveyard shift a week and she dedicated her life to the end.”

Kathryn MacLennan said her “unbelievable” grandma was “extremely aware” of the threats presented by coronavirus however “she might never think of leaving her work family”.

She stated Mrs Tapley started her career as a nurse after her kids had matured.

” She loved her task, in some methods it’s awful that it’s occurred however likewise it’s good for all of us to know that she passed away doing the thing she liked,” stated Ms MacLennan, who is from Didcot.

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Margaret Tapley had been working for the NHS for more than 40 years.

The trust said Mrs Tapley worked her last shift on 10 April.

Her household stated the grandma of four had actually been experiencing signs of coronavirus prior to she was admitted to hospital on Thursday and died three days later on.

” We always said she would outlast everyone with the energy she had and it is tragic her life has been cut short,” Mr Wood stated.

” She still had a horrible lot to provide.”

Mr Wood said he was grateful for the “amazing” reaction online to his grandma’s death.

” We always understood she was a very special, and it’s amazing to see numerous others are identifying that and paying tribute also,” he stated.

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Those who worked with Mrs Tapley called her a “legend”.

Another of her grandchildren, Tom Wood – a senior charge nurse in an A&E department – explained his Ms Tapley as his “inspiration”.

Oxford Health primary executive Stuart Bell stated Mrs Tapley “embodied all that is best in those who work for the NHS”.

” She was a legend on the ward, and more extensively throughout the entire health center,” he stated.

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