A mum-of-four NHS worker who contracted Covid-19 while pregnant has died shortly after giving birth to her fourth child.
Becky Regan tragically died after giving birth, at the age of just 29, before she could even meet her baby.
Colleagues of the NHS healthcare assistant say they have been left "devastated" by the tragic loss, and hospitals across the NHS trust she worked for fell silent at 11am on Friday, February 5, in her memory, ChronicleLive reports.
Becky, from Blyth, Northumberland, had worked at North Tyneside Hospital since January 2020.
According to a GoFundMe page set up to support her family, she fell seriously ill with Covid-19 while pregnant with her fourth child.
Sir James Mackey, chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: "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.
"Becky worked as a healthcare assistant at North Tyneside Hospital after joining Northumbria in January 2020.
"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.
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"Our thoughts are also with her close colleagues and those who treated her during her illness who will also be grieving her loss.
"As we grieve I’d like to say thank you for the amazing response that we’ve had from every single member of staff in these difficult months especially now that Covid-19 has touched us so close to home.
"We will all be thinking of Becky and her family in the coming days and months."
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The GoFundMe page, set up before Becky's death, described her as a "hard working" mum who was also caring for her grandad.
The page states: "She contracted Covid whilst pregnant.
"Becky became very ill with Covid and got taken into hospital."
The organiser said Becky's condition "deteriorated" and she was on life support.
The page adds: "They have had to do Caesarean to deliver baby early. Only 31 weeks into pregnancy.
"Becky has not met her new baby and the baby is poorly and in a hospital miles from family.
"The money raised will be used for Becky's four children's home."
It added: "We pray becky and baby get well and eventually get home and when they do her mam would love for her house to be decorated for her getting home. One less thing for her to worry about."
To date the page has raised more than £10,000 to support the family.
Click here to donate to the GoFundMe page.
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