Hospital bosses pay tribute to Liz Spooner
A devoted nurse who worked in the same Swansea hospital for 41 years has died after contracting coronavirus.
Mother-of-one Liz Spooner, 62, was described as "caring and dedicated" to her patients.
Health chief told of the "great sadness" that coronavirus had claimed the life of Mrs Spooner at Singleton Hospital in Swansea, South Wales.
Liz was a registered nurse in Singleton Hospital for 41 years - mainly working in the Coronary Care Unit and Ward 9.
Hospital director Jan Worthing said: “Liz has always given her all, delivering an excellent standard of care. She was well known throughout Singleton as a fantastic, caring colleague with a dry sense of humour.
“Liz will be solely missed by us all and leaves a massive hole in the Singleton Hospital family."
Liz, who lived in Swansea, is survived by daughter Zoe, 31, who was described as devastated that her mother lost her fight for life.
Ms Worthing said: “Our thoughts are with Liz’s daughter Zoe and her family.”
Colleagues paid tribute to "much-loved Liz".
Helen Morgan said: "Devastated is an understatement. Another dear colleague lost to this terrible virus. RIP Liz Spooner."
Dwynwen Teleri Davies said: "Covid -19 has taken another much loved nurse that I had the pleasure to work with today ... she was such a kind , compassionate and caring nurse and all her patients and nurses looked up to her .
"My heart felt condolences to her friends and family. Taken too soon .
"May you rest in peace Liz . You will be forever in my heart and memory .
"Now everyone not taking this virus seriously - WAKE UP !"