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COVID-19 nurse, 26, who held dying patients’ hands dies after ‘struggling with pandemic’

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Trisha Roberts, 26, had worked on the NHS frontline throughout COVID-19 and was loved for her “bubbly and enthusiastic” energy. However, her family say her mental health deteriorated during the pandemic.  

Wales Online reports Trisha died on Wednesday February 24.

Her sister Tammy Lou said: “Regardless of how many times you met her, she left a lasting impression. She was a bubbly, energetic, enthusiastic person and had a loving personality.

“She was loved very much by all and was a very determined and hard worker. She would always be there to help in any way she could.

“Trisha would go above and beyond to help and be there in your hour of need. She was and always will be our hero. A hero not only to her family but to the NHS. The gaping hole she has left in our hearts, minds and in lives will never be filled.”

Trisha would go above and beyond to help and be there in your hour of need. She was and always will be our hero. A hero not only to her family but to the NHS

Tammy Lou, Trisha’s sister

The young nurse worked at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, North Wales, and regularly informed her family of the challenges the pandemic had presented.

Tammy added: “She often told us with tear-filled eyes that she held the hands of these who unfortunately succumbed to the Covid virus and was often the last person they saw.

“Her death has come as a great shock to the family as well as her friends and colleagues.”

It is understood Trisha, who also suffered with ongoing physical health issues, was set to marry her partner Paul in New York once travel restrictions had been lifted.

Any additional money raised from the GoFundMe page, which has so far raised in excess of £1,250, will go towards a charity of the family’s choosing. If you would like to donate please go here.

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