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Prison mental health nurse dies of COVID-19

Staff nurse Craig Goldsney, who is survived by his wife and three sons, remembered as ‘dedicated professional’
Craig Goldsney

Staff nurse Craig Goldsney, who is survived by his wife and three sons, remembered as dedicated professional

Tributes have been paid to a well-liked and much respected prison mental health nurse who has died of COVID-19.

Craig Goldsney, who worked at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes, died on 21 January. He is survived by his wife Becca and sons Jacob, Ben and Ethan.

Embodied the service motto of caring, not judging

Colleagues have created a fundraising web page to support his family . A tribute on the page reads: It is with great sadness that we are setting up this page in honour

Staff nurse Craig Goldsney, who is survived by his wife and three sons, remembered as ‘dedicated professional’

Craig Goldsney

Tributes have been paid to a ‘well-liked and much respected’ prison mental health nurse who has died of COVID-19.

Craig Goldsney, who worked at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes, died on 21 January. He is survived by his wife Becca and sons Jacob, Ben and Ethan.

Embodied the service motto of ‘caring, not judging’

Colleagues have created a fundraising web page to support his family. A tribute on the page reads: ‘It is with great sadness that we are setting up this page in honour and memory of our dear friend and much respected colleague, staff nurse Craig Goldsney.

‘Craig was an extremely popular member of the healthcare team with his colleagues and prison staff and he was well-respected and liked by his patients. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.’

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust provides healthcare services at the prison. Trust chief executive Claire Murdoch, who is also NHS England's national mental health director, said Mr Goldsney would be remembered with ‘honour and gratitude’.

‘This is terribly sad news for Craig’s family, friends and colleagues in offender care,’ she said. ‘He was a dedicated professional and embodied the service motto of “caring, not judging”.’

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics earlier this week show that more than 250 nurses and healthcare assistants have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.


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