Melbourne emergency nurse, mother of three dies of COVID-19

A frontline Victorian nurse has died with Covid and been described as an “unsung hero”.

Mother-of-three Gillian “Jill” Dempsey had been an emergency department nurse at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne’s east since 2007.

Tributes have flowed for Ms Dempsey, who died at Box Hill Hospital’s intensive care unit on Sunday afternoon after contracting Covid.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts we acknowledge the death of Angliss Hospital emergency department nurse Jill Dempsey,” the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian branch) said in a statement late on Tuesday.

“Our thoughts are with Jill’s family, friends and nursing colleagues. There are difficult days ahead. Please look after each other.”

Under Victorian regulations, it is mandatory that nurses must have received two doses of vaccine to work in hospitals.

About 3000 Victorian nurses, doctors and other health staff and support staff have caught COVID-19 at work during the pandemic, but healthcare worker deaths have been rare.,,


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