Faces of 200 UK frontline health and care workers who died after catching coronavirus

Dr Krishnan Subramanian has become the latest health worker to die after catching coronavirus (Image: PA)

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At least 200 UK frontline health and care workers have now sadly died after contracting coronavirus.

Thousands of tributes have poured in over the last year for loved ones who lost their lives while protecting others within the UK.

The most recent victim was anaesthetist Dr Krishnan Subramanian who worked at the Royal Derby Hospital and died on Thursday.

Dr Subramanian was a 'hugely valued member' of the anaesthetics team at Mickleover hospital, the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said.

Other tragic losses include the deaths of mental health nurse Paul Gaythwaite, healthcare assistant Chrissie Emerson and frontline nurse Grace Kungwengwe.

Co-workers were devastated at the death of Mr Gaythwaite, 53, who had worked for the NHS in the North West for 22 years and was known for his 'cheeky sense of humour'.

Mental health nurse Paul Gaythwaite was known for his 'cheeky sense of humour'
(Image: PA)

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Staff at Norfolk's Queen Elizabeth Hospital were also left heartbroken after Mrs Emerson died, with friends describing her as a 'wonderful bubbly lady'.

Nurse Ms Kungwengwe was another inspiring NHS hero who worked throughout the pandemic before catching the virus and passing away.

Shadow health minister Justin Madders said the grim milestone of 200 victims was a "sombre reminder that many health and social care staff have lost their lives whilst doing their job during the pandemic".

He said: "We know the actual number of staff who have died due to Covid is over three times higher than this and behind every number is a person with a family who we know will still be grieving the loss of a loved one.

"It's important now, as we head into a busy winter and a second wave, that lessons are learnt and staff feel safe and protected."

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said it was "devastating" and that his "heart goes out to all of their family, friends and colleagues".

The end of the coronavirus crisis now appears to be in sight after drug firm Pfizer's successful trial showed it had developed a 90% effective vaccine.

Nurse Grace Kungwengwe worked throughout the pandemic until she caught coronavirus
(Image: FERRARI PRESS AGENCY)

Chrissy Emerson was described as a 'wonderful bubbly lady'

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NHS workers are expected to be at the front of the queue for the jab – just behind care home workers and elderly residents.

However, the UK's hospitals are currently still under pressure amid a flood of Covid-19 admissions during the second wave of coronavirus.

Despite this, there are signs that this month's lockdown is cutting infections, with the 'R' rate now appearing to be below 1, which means the virus is no longer spreading.

The below list of deaths includes 200 people but the actual number of health workers who have lost their lives is likely much higher as the names of some will not yet be in the public domain.

At least 200 health workers have died in the UK after contracting Covid-19

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Here are the 200 health workers who have died in the pandemic fight:

– Krishnan Subramanian, consultant anaesthetist

– Mark Simons, health care assistant

– Paul Gaythwaite, mental health nurse

– Wilbald Tesha, nurse

– Carlton Moyston, hospital driver

– Rizal Manalo, nurse

– Richzeal Albufera, scientist

– Nassar Hussain, radiographer

– Mark Lowe, porter

– Dr Abdorreza Sedghi, GP

– Allan Macalalad, theatre assistant

– Dominga David, nurse

– Sylvia Tideswell, nursing assistant

– Victor Dinoo, senior nurse

– Ricardo Bonsato, care worker

– Joselito Habab, nurse

– Liz Spooner, nurse

– Neil Ruch, senior paramedic

– Dr Abdel Wahab Babiker, consultant

– Andrew Ekene Nwankwo, nurse

– Carlos Sia, healthcare assistant

– Paul Nutt, ambulance care assistant

– Lillian Mudzivare, senior mental health nurse

– Safaa Alam, midwife

Evelyn Nicolas, care worker

– Jun Terre, healthcare assistant

– Peter Gough, administration assistant

– Peter Hart, ambulance paramedic

– Norman Austria, healthcare assistant

– Poornima Nair, GP

– Dr Thaung Htaik, consultant

– Alanzo Smith, mental health worker

– Dr Karamat Ullah Mirza, GP

– Phil Rennie, ambulance care assistant

– Resy Manalo, care worker

– Augustine Agyei-Mensah, learning disabilities nurse

– Tariq Shafi, doctor

– Fiona Johnstone, hospital administration worker

– Onyenachi Obasi, nurse and health visitor

– Jennie Sablayan, haematology nurse

– Julie Edward, nurse

– Van Lang Hoang, patient transport driver

– Mark Woolcock, ambulance care assistant

– Dr Habibhai Babu, senior house officer

– Lalaine Lopez Pesario, care home worker

– Sue Cairns, care worker

– Eleuterio Gibela, domestic services worker

– Saad Al-Dubbaisi, GP

– Mark Piggott, leadership team member

– Afua Fofie, healthcare assistant

– Robert Black, paramedic

– Ray Lever, domestic services assistant

– Cecilia Fashanu, nurse

– Dr Furqan Ali Siddiqui, doctor

– Gill Oakes, hospice nurse

– Philomina Cherian, nurse

– Mark Stanley, paramedic

– Unnamed emergency medical technician for Yorkshire Ambulance Service

– Suzanne Loverseed, care worker

– Momudou Dibba, hospital housekeeper

– Mike Brown, hospital linen porter

– Dr Nasir Khan

– Karen Hutton, care worker

– Jermaine Wright, senior pharmacy technician

– Kenneth Lambatan, cardiology research nurse

– Anujkumar Kuttikkottu Pavithran, nurse

– Elma Cavalida, maternity assistant

– Julius Sana, healthcare support worker

– Eileen Landers, cleaner

– Fiona Anderson, nurse

– Jodon Gait, nurse

– Dr Martin Mansell, consultant nephrologist

– Dr Paul Kabasele, eye doctor

– Adekunle Enitan, intensive care nurse

– Janice Glassey, healthcare assistant

– Emelita Hurboda, nurse

– Tony Kabia, hospital security guard

– Larni Zuniga, care home nurse

– Dr Vishna Rasiah, consultant neonatologist

– Dr Thomas Oelmann, clinician

– Sharon Scanlon, care worker

– Eyitolami Olaolorun, paediatric nurse

– June Anderson, carer

– Mahadaye Jagroop, nurse

– Angie Cunningham, nurse

– Katy Davis, nurse

– Melonie Mitchell, 111 worker

– Medhat Atalla, consultant

– Ian Reynolds, paramedic

– Ann Shepherd, counsellor

– Sharon Bamford, care assistant

– Graham Thorne, hospital maintenance worker

– Charlie Goodwin, ambulance worker

– Miharajiya Mohideen, adult care nurse

– Dr Yusuf Patel, GP and surgery founder

– Grant Maganga, mental health nurse

– Kirsty Jones, healthcare support worker

– Sadeq Elhowsh, orthopaedic surgeon

– Sophie Fagan, carer support specialist

– Craig Wakeham, GP

– Ate Wilma Banaag, nurse

– Ade Dickson, mental health nurse

– Gerallt Davies, emergency consultant

– Manjeet Singh Riyat, emergency consultant

– Joanne Klenczon, domestic supervisor

– Chrissie Emerson, healthcare assistant

– Grace Kungwengwe, healthcare worker

– Edem Dzigbede, nurse

– Donna Fitzgerald, care home manager

– Josephine Matseke (Manini), nurse

– Rajesh Kalraiya, community paediatrician, and Mamoona Rana, trainee registrar in psychiatry

– Prem Lal, associate practitioner in histopathology

– Keith Dunnington, nurse

– Margaret Tapley, healthcare assistant

– Patrick McManus, nurse

– Unnamed paramedic for North West Ambulance Service

– Jenelyn Carter, healthcare assistant

– Michael Allieu, staff nurse

– Dean McKee, care worker

– Sonya Kaygan, carer

– Khulisani (Khuli) Nkala, mental health nurse

– Vivek Sharma, occupational therapist

– Linda Clarke, community midwife

– Ruben Munoz, nursing assistant

– Kamlesh Kumar Masson, doctor

– Andy Collier, nurse practitioner

– Dawn Marshall, support time recovery worker

– Esther Akinsanya, nurse

– Barry England, leading operations manager

– Lourdes Campbell, healthcare assistant

– Simon Guest, radiographer

– Jane Murphy, clinical support worker

– Dr Krishan Arora, GP

– Gladys Mujajati, also known as Gladys Nyemba, mental health nurse

-Amrik Bamotra, radiology support worker

– Andy Treble, theatre assistant

– Khalid Jamil, healthcare assistant

– Juliet Alder, healthcare assistant

– Patricia Crowhurst, care worker

– Linnette Cruz, dental nurse

– Steven Pearson, mental health nurse

– Johanna Daniels, care home nurse

– Josiane Zauma Ebonja Ekoli, nurse

– Remigio Cabansag, housekeeper at a care home

– Barbara Sage, Marie Curie nurse

– Rahima Bibi Sidhanee, care home staff

– Dr Peter Tun, associate specialist

– Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, nurse

– Cheryl Williams, ward housekeeper

– Maureen Ellington, healthcare assistant

– Leilani Medel, nurse

– Amarante Dias, hospital worker

– Melujean Ballesteros, nurse

– Kevin Smith, plaster technician

– Oscar King Jr, hospital porter

– Elbert Rico, hospital porter

– Gareth Roberts, nurse

– Mandy Siddorn, pharmacy checking technician

– Donna Campbell, healthcare support worker

– Sara Dee Trollope, nurse

– Brian Darlington, porter

– Julie Omar, nurse

– Amor Gatinao, nurse

– Andy Costa, ward administrator

– Abdul Gellaledin, ambulance care assistant

– Mick Gallagher, agency care worker

– Aimee O'Rourke, nurse

– Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, consultant urologist

– Dr Edmond Adedeji, doctor

– Fayez Ayache, GP

– Elsie Sazuze, care home nurse

– Leilani Dayrit, nurse

– Donald Suelto, nurse

– Alice Kit Tak Ong, nurse

– Janice Graham, nurse

– Syed Zishan Haider, GP

– Barbara Moore, patient discharge planner

– Dr Alfa Saadu, doctor

– Jitendra Rathod, surgeon

– Lynsay Coventry, midwife

– Emily Perugia, care worker

– Ibilola Aladejana, hospital receptionist

– Catherine Sweeney, care home worker

– Glen Corbin, nurse

– Rebecca Mack, nurse

– Liz Glanister, nurse

– Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, consultant

– Elvira Bucu, healthcare assistant

– Amanda Forde, GP receptionist

– John Alagos, nurse

– Areema Nasreen, nurse

– Professor Mohamed Sami Shousha, researcher

– Carol Jamabo, care worker

– Thomas Harvey, nurse

– Dr Amged El-Hawrani, consultant

– Pooja Sharma, pharmacist

– Dr Habib Zaidi, doctor

– Dr Adil El Tayar, transplant surgeon

– Charles Kwame Tanor, mental health worker

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