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Healthcare assistant who worked at the same trust for 40 years dies of COVID-19

Margaret Waine remembered as a caring colleague known for tucking her patients in at night
Picture of Margaret Waine, a healthcare assistant at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who has died from COVID-19

Margaret Waine remembered as a caring colleague known for tucking her patients in at night

A healthcare assistant known for tucking her patients in and wishing them a restful night has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Margaret Waine, who worked at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust on Merseyside for 40 years, died on 1 March. Ms Waine, who had three children and two grandchildren, had worked at the trust since 1981.

Proud to work for the NHS

In a statement released by the trust, Ms Waines family said: Margaret was a devoted mother and grandmother. We cannot put into words how devastated we all are. She was so

Margaret Waine remembered as a caring colleague known for tucking her patients in at night

Picture of Margaret Waine, a healthcare assistant at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who has died from COVID-19
Margaret Waine Picture: St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

A healthcare assistant known for tucking her patients in and wishing them a restful night has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Margaret Waine, who worked at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust on Merseyside for 40 years, died on 1 March. Ms Waine, who had three children and two grandchildren, had worked at the trust since 1981.

Proud to work for the NHS

In a statement released by the trust, Ms Waine’s family said: ‘Margaret was a devoted mother and grandmother. We cannot put into words how devastated we all are. She was so proud to work for the NHS and had extremely high standards, always caring for her patients as if they were her own family. We will miss her so much.

‘We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and offers of support at this dreadful time.’

Known for tucking her patients in at night

Trust chief executive Ann Marr said Ms Waine was known for tucking her patients in and wishing them a restful night when working nights on a stroke rehabilitation ward at Whiston Hospital.

‘Margaret was a much-loved member of staff, always kind and caring towards her patients and colleagues,’ she said.

‘She will be greatly missed by everyone at the trust. Our thoughts are with Margaret’s family and friends at this time and we offer them our sincere condolences.’


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