Aimee O’Rourke Wiki
Aimee O’Rourke, 39, the mother of three girls, worked at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Kent. She died in the critical care unit there last night.
Colleagues described Ms. O’Rourke as a nurse who was “determined to provide the best possible care to all of her patients and continued to go to work at a time when others were staying home and indoors.” His death was announced the same day as that of the 36-year-old nurse, Areema Nasreen, who had tested positive for Covid-19.
Aimee O’Rourke Age
She was 39 years old.
Aimee O’Rourke Death
The death of Ms. O’Rourke, who joined the acute medical unit at the hospital as a newly qualified nurse in 2017, left the hospital team “devastated,” said ward manager Julie Gammon.
Julie Gammon Statement
Ms. Gammon added: “She was such a kind and caring nurse, and she had a really special relationship with her patients and colleagues.
“Nursing was something she had always wanted to do, although she came in relatively late after raising her daughters.” The ward manager added that Ms. O’Rourke was “a really valuable part of our working family and would always offer to help if she could.” “She was really growing and developing in her skills and confidence and I know she would have had a great career,” added Ms. Gammon. When Ms. O’Rourke was first admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms, she asked for Ms. Gammon, who was able to sit with her in the emergency department.
Ms Gammon said: “It was an honour to be able to be with her and to provide some comfort and I am so glad that I was able to do so.”
Amanda Hallums, chief nurse at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital in Margate, said everyone who worked alongside Ms O’Rourke was “heartbroken” over the news.
“We are a work family and it is devastating to lose one of our own,” she added.
“Aimee was determined to provide the best possible care to all of her patients and continued to come to work at a time when others were staying at home and inside.”
The trust would “forever remember her smile, her concern for her patients and her colleagues, and her willingness to always go above and beyond”, added Ms Hallums.
Susan Acott, chief executive at the trust, described Ms O’Rourke as “hard-working, dedicated and hugely popular with staff and patients alike”.
“She gave her all to care for our patients and her commitment was evident for all to see,” said Ms Acott.
“On behalf of the whole trust I would like to offer our sincere condolences to her girls, whom she adored, and to all her family and friends.
“I would also like to pay tribute to our teams in the emergency department and our critical care unit who cared for Aimee with such compassion and kindness.”
A fundraising page has been set up in the nurse’s honour called ‘Aimee’s memory fund’. It has so far raised more than £8,000.
The page described Ms O’Rourke as a “beautiful woman and a valued NHS nurse”.
“Please give as much as you can to help Aimee’s family, just as Aimee gave her life to make sure other people survived this virus,” it added.
In addition, a tribute Facebook page has also been set up in Ms O’Rourke’s honour and has encouraged people to light a candle at 8pm this evening in her name.