Becky Regan was just 29 when she died shortly after giving birth to her fourth child (Pictures: North News and Pictures)
An NHS worker who contracted Covid while pregnant tragically died shortly after giving birth to her fourth child.
Becky Regan, 29, from Blyth, Northumberland, was taken to hospital in January but ‘deteriorated’ and had to be put on life support.
The mum-of-four, who had been a healthcare assistant at North Tyneside Hospital since June last year, died on February 1, not long after her child was born.
She never got to meet her baby, who was delivered by an emergency caesarean only 31 weeks into the pregnancy, according to a GoFundMe page.
Colleagues, friends and family members held a minute’s silence for Becky on Friday.
Chief executive of Northumbria Hospitals NHS Trust, James Mackey, said: ‘It’s with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our own team who has tragically died this week.
‘This will be remembered as a very sad day for Northumbria and we are all devastated at the loss of our friend and colleague. Our deepest condolences are with the family at this tragic time.
Ms Regan was put onto life support after being hospitalised with coronavirus (Picture: PA)
The healthcare assistant had worked at North Tyneside Hospital since last June (Picture: North News and Pictures)
‘While every death during this pandemic has been a tragedy, the loss of Becky will feel especially painful having just given birth and her close family are now dealing with the worst possible news.
‘Our thoughts are also with her close colleagues and those who treated her during her illness who will also be grieving her loss.’
Money from the GoFundMe – which has raised more than £11,000 – will go towards Becky’s children’s house.
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