Thursday, June 11, 2020

Nurse who died with Covid-19 developed coronavirus symptoms after sitting with patient, inquest told

 Nurse who died with Covid-19 developed coronavirus symptoms after sitting with patient, inquest told

Dominga David had worked at the University Hospital Llandough for 16 years

A nurse who died with Covid-19 developed symptoms after sitting with a patient who later tested positive for the disease, an inquest heard.

Dominga David, 62, had been a nurse for “many years” and was working at University Hospital Llandough when she became unwell.

The coroner’s court for South Wales Central in Pontypridd heard Mrs David was sent home on March 31 as she had a temperature.

She was admitted to the University Hospital Llandough with a cough, fever and muscle pain on April 5 and died in the intensive care unit on May 26.

A post-mortem examination was not carried out but hospital consultants provided a provisional cause of death as ischemic bowel, Covid-19 and hypertension.

It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of our colleague, Dominga David. Our thoughts are with her colleagues, friends and family.

She will be remembered as an exceptionally hard worker and a respectful, kind and compassionate person.

We will miss her greatly. pic.twitter.com/lzYfblMbW8

— Cardiff & Vale UHB (@CV_UHB) May 27, 2020
Coroner’s assistant Lauren Howitt told the short hearing: “Mrs David had been a nurse for many years and was working on ward West 5 of Llandough Hospital.

“She was usually fit and well. She was sent home on March 31 as she had a temperature.

“She had been sitting with a surgical patient who later tested positive for Covid-19.

“She developed further symptoms and was admitted to the University Hospital Llandough with a cough, fever and myalgia.”

We will miss her greatly. pic.twitter.com/lzYfblMbW8— 
Cardiff & Vale UHB (@CV_UHB) May 27, 2020

Coroner’s assistant Lauren Howitt told the short hearing: “Mrs David had been a nurse for many years and was working on ward West 5 of Llandough Hospital.

“She was usually fit and well. She was sent home on March 31 as she had a temperature.

“She had been sitting with a surgical patient who later tested positive for Covid-19.

“She developed further symptoms and was admitted to the University Hospital Llandough with a cough, fever and myalgia.”

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