Scottish nurse dies hours after giving birth to first child

Shannon Napier died shortly after the delivery of her first child.

Shannon Napier, a young NHS nurse from Fife, died yesterday (25 April) after giving birth to her daughter, aged just 24.

In an emotional tribute, Shannon’s fiancee, Jordan Burt, said: “I’m just devastated that you can’t be the mummy you’ve always wanted to be. I still can’t believe you are gone.”

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“I just want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me since you walked in to my life; I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. You’ve touched the lives of so many people, professionally and socially.”

NHS nurse Shannon Napier has died.

“You made me proud every single day: as the lyrics go, “you are the reason I breathe, you are the reason I still believe” – you are my amazing #NHSHero and I’ll be giving you the biggest round of applause ever on Thursday night baby,” said Mr Burt.

“The NHS has lost a terrific young nurse who was so caring and compassionate and was only at the beginning of your journey to the very top,” he added.

A fundraiser for Shannon’s memorial service has already raised almost £10,000 of it’s £500 target. Donations can be made here.