Coronavirus: Staff nurse dies in Liverpool after contracting COVID-19

6th April 2020

A staff nurse at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool has died after contracting coronavirus.

The news was confirmed by Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, whose chief nurse, Dianne Brown, named the woman as Liz Glanister.

Ms Glanister was described as “a long-serving staff nurse at Aintree University Hospital” who “sadly passed away – on Friday after being tested positive for COVID-19”.

“All our thoughts are with Liz’s family at this time and we offer them our sincere condolences. Liz will be sadly missed by all those who knew and worked with her.”

Ms Glanister is the latest of a number of NHS staff who have died after contracting COVID-19.

In a news conference on Saturday, before Ms Glanister’s death was announced, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said that seven healthcare workers across the UK has died.

Earlier this week, 36-year-old nurse Areema Nasreen – who was believed to have no underlying health issues – died after contracting coronavirus.