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Nurse couple reunited with children after separation due to COVID-19

‘Lots of smiles, hugs and some tears’ following ten weeks apart
Picture shows Georgia Morgan with Amelia, 8, and Jacob, 5

Lots of smiles, hugs and some tears following ten weeks apart

A nurse couple have described the smiles and tears all round when they were reunited with their children after living apart for ten weeks due to COVID-19.

When lockdown was announced in March, Georgia Morgan, who usually works as a nurse in outpatients at Leeds General Infirmary, part of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, was redeployed to look after COVID-19 patients in the hospitals intensive care unit (ICU).

Georgia and Simon Morgan with their children Jacob and Amelia

Her husband, nurse Simon Morgan, a clinical educator at the same trust, had

‘Lots of smiles, hugs and some tears’ following ten weeks apart

Picture shows Georgia Morgan with Amelia, 8, and Jacob, 5
Georgia Morgan with children Jacob, 5, and Amelia, 8

A nurse couple have described the ‘smiles and tears all round’ when they were reunited with their children after living apart for ten weeks due to COVID-19.

When lockdown was announced in March, Georgia Morgan, who usually works as a nurse in outpatients at Leeds General Infirmary, part of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, was redeployed to look after COVID-19 patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).

Picture shows Georgia and Simon Morgan with their children Amelia, 8, and Jacob, 5
Georgia and Simon Morgan with
their children Jacob and Amelia

Her husband, nurse Simon Morgan, a clinical educator at the same trust, had to deliver urgent training to staff.

Working in high-risk areas during COVID-19 pandemic

Knowing they would be working in high-risk areas over long hours, and with schools closed, the couple decided to send their two children to live with Ms Morgan’s parents near York.

The children, eight-year-old Amelia and five-year-old Jacob, spent ten weeks at their grandparents’ house.

After being able to return to their usual jobs, the couple were reunited with their children in mid-June. Ms Morgan said there were ‘lots of smiles, hugs and some tears’.

Thankful for support from colleagues and the trust

‘It was very hard being away from our children for that long,’ she said. ‘It was obviously a relief knowing they were safe and well, but we really did miss them.’

Ms Morgan said it was a tough time for everyone, but she enjoyed working on the ICU.

Despite the difficult time, she said she appreciated support they received from their trust, colleagues, and the trust’s charity Leeds Cares.

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