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Colleagues pay tribute to respiratory nurse who died of COVID-19

Ameta Rooplal was ‘kind and compassionate’, and helped the homeless outside of working hours
Ameta Rooplal

Ameta Rooplal was kind and compassionate, and helped the homeless outside of working hours

A selfless and generous respiratory nurse who died of COVID-19 has been praised by colleagues for her compassion.

Ameta Rooplal died on 29 January at Birmingham City Hospital. She came to the UK from Trinidad and Tobago as part of an NHS drive to recruit overseas clinicians and worked across different clinical departments at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust for over two decades.

Ms Rooplal went above and beyond to help others

The trusts acting chief nurse Melanie Roberts said: Ameta was a generous, selfless, thoughtful and kind person who genuinely cared about all her patients and colleagues.

She went above

Ameta Rooplal was ‘kind and compassionate’, and helped the homeless outside of working hours

Ameta Rooplal

A ‘selfless and generous’ respiratory nurse who died of COVID-19 has been praised by colleagues for her compassion.

Ameta Rooplal died on 29 January at Birmingham City Hospital. She came to the UK from Trinidad and Tobago as part of an NHS drive to recruit overseas clinicians and worked across different clinical departments at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust for over two decades.

Ms Rooplal ‘went above and beyond to help others’

The trust’s acting chief nurse Melanie Roberts said: ‘Ameta was a generous, selfless, thoughtful and kind person who genuinely cared about all her patients and colleagues.

‘She went above and beyond to help others, demonstrating the depth of her compassion on a daily basis, and was especially committed to helping vulnerable homeless people in our local area, outside of her working hours.

‘She was a shining light to everyone who knew her. She brought a calming feeling to the areas she worked in and was loved by all.

‘Ameta dedicated many years to the NHS and will be deeply missed by her colleagues and everyone at the trust who had the pleasure of knowing her.’

Colleagues pay tribute and raise funds in her memory

Ms Rooplal’s colleagues created a fundraising page in her memory and have raised more than £2,300 towards a £3,000 target.

A tribute on the website says: ‘Ameta was a kind and compassionate nurse with endless patience. [She] was a loyal and kind friend to many and will be dearly missed.’


Further information

Fundraising page for Ameta Rooplal


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