Fundraiser launched after tragic Covid death of mum, 29, after birth of fourth child
A fundraiser has been launched after the tragic Covid death of a 29-year-old mum after the birth of her fourth child.
Healthcare assistant Becky Regan, who worked at North Tyneside Hospital, died after the birth of her fourth child this week.
She was remembered by family and colleagues yesterday with a one-minute silence.
Becky contracted Covid during her pregnancy and was taken to hospital, where her condition deteriorated.
She was placed on a life support machine and her baby was born by Caesarean section at 31 weeks.
In a statement, James Mackey, chief executive of Northumbria Hospitals NHS Trust said: “It’s with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our own team who has tragically died this week.
“This will be remembered as a very sad day for Northumbria and we are all devastated at the loss of our friend and colleague. Our deepest condolences are with the family at this tragic time.
“While every death during this pandemic has been a tragedy, the loss of Becky will feel especially painful having just given birth and her close family are now dealing with the worst possible news.
“Our thoughts are also with her close colleagues and those who treated her during her illness who will also be grieving her loss.”
A GoFundMe page was created by family and friends in January, while Ms Regan was in hospital, has been set up and over £14,000 has been raised so far.
To donate visit the Go Fund Me page.