'She will be greatly missed' -Tributes paid to Edinburgh NHS worker who died from COVID-19

Tributes have been paid to an NHS worker who died after contracting the coronavirus.

Tributes have been paid to an NHS worker who died after contracting the coronavirus.

Jane Murphy, 73, worked at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a clinical support worker.

The NHS hero, who died yesterday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 has been praised by her colleagues for her hard work in the health service.

Affectionately known as ‘Ma Murphy’, those known to her said she will be “greatly missed.”

NHS worker Neil Murray said: “I worked with Jane for five years, she was kind, caring and had a great sense of fun.

“She will be greatly missed.”

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Jane Murphy, who worked as a clinical support worker at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, passed away yesterday after contracting COVID-19.

Michelle Brodie-Ayris told the Daily Record: “Goodbye Jane Murphy. An amazing woman to work with.

“Great sense of humour and always there if you needed advice. Till we meet again.”

Another tribute to Ms Murphy in the paper said: “Today NHS Lothian lost one of the funniest, straight talking, hard working support workers it will ever likely to have.

“The emergency department has lost a friend, a family member and most of all a wonderful human being.

“Jane the ED will never be the same without you and cannot believe COVID 19 is what got you out of the department after all these years.

“Thinking of all your family, friends and colleagues. RIP Jane.”

Saxophonist Saxingh shared a video of him playing a song in memory of the NHS hero.

He said: “Dedicating this one to Jane Murphy (73) who sadly passed away this morning due to COVID-19 - she was a clinical support worker at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh.

“She was an ace worker and a much loved member of staff.

“She continued to work and refused to retire from the NHS and she’s been there as a mentor for nurses and doctors who are now consultants and senior charge nurses everywhere.”

It is understood that Jane had been placed on leave from work given her age putting her in a high risk category.


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