Death of Southport DGH nurse Josephine Peter

21st April 2020

Death of colleague and nurse Josephine Peter

We can confirm that sadly Josephine Peter, a nurse at Southport and Formby District General Hospital, died on Saturday at the hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

Josephine Peter

Trish Armstrong-Child, Chief Executive, said: “Josephine, from Hayes, Middlesex, had worked at Southport since February on an agency contract until falling ill in early April. She was a nurse for 20 years and was married with two children.

“Josephine’s husband, Thabo, told me she was passionate, hardworking, always putting others before herself. She was ‘my heroine’, he said.

“Our thoughts are with Josephine’s family at this difficult time and we offer them our sincere condolences.”

James Lock, chief executive of Altrix, the nursing agency that employed Josephine, said: “Josephine was a diligent nurse who was highly regarded and liked by the team. She would always go that extra mile and was a pleasure to work with. My team and I send our very best wishes and deepest condolences to Josephine’s family.”

A Go Fund Me page has been set up in Josephine’s memory.