Tributes paid to NHS Borders nurse following her death from coronavirus

The family of a Tweedbank nurse, who spent more than 30 years caring for patients in the Borders, have paid tribute to her following her death from Covid-19 yesterday.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 12:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 2:21 pm
Angie Cunningham.
Angie Cunningham.

Angie Cunningham,60, died in the Borders General Hospital’s intensive care unit in Melrose yesterday after a fight against Covid-19.

In a joint statement, issued by NHS Borders’ chief executive Ralph Roberts and the Cunningham family today, Angie was described as a much-loved family member and friend and a proud nurse.

They said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear family member and colleague Angie Cunningham on Wednesday from COVID-19 in the intensive care unit at the Borders General Hospital.

“Angie was a much loved wife, mother, sister, granny and great granny, as well as a friend to many more.

“Angie worked in NHS Borders for over 30 years and during this time was a much respected and valued colleague within the hospital, providing amazing care to patients. She was very proud to be a nurse alongside her love for her family.

“We ask that you respect the privacy of all involved at this time.”

Mrs Cunningham’s death is one of 27 in the Borders from the virus since the first five fatalities were announced here on Monday, March 30.

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