NHS Nurse Mum ‘sacrificed herself’ without PPE to treat virus patients | ITV News

A nurse who died after she was diagnosed with coronavirus “sacrificed herself” for her children and patients.

Mother-of-five Josiane Ekoli “knew the risk” without adequate protective equipment, her children said, but continued to go to work at Harrogate District Hospital.

She spoke of the problems caused by a lack of adequate PPE several times, they added.

The 55-year-old died in the hospital where she worked last Monday, six days after she was admitted.

“After her children, work was most important thing, she continued going work throughout where she was needed,” her son Aaron Ekoly, who described his mother as “dear to her community”, told ITV News.

“I warned her not to go but she’d say ‘if I don’t go who’s going to pay for the food, the house’ and with all this going on we need someone that’s going to be able to provide.

“She sacrificed herself to go to work for us.”
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