A fantastic show of support for the NHS tonight by the emergency services in BedfordshireBedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service led a minute’s silence at both Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable University HospitalThis was in tribute to Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, the L&D nurse who this week died after contracting coronavirus, all the NHS staff who have died while on the frontline of fighting the virus, as well as all those people around the world who have lost their lives to Covid-19Police, firefighters and East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust then joined in with the applause for #clapforcarers #clapforourcarers #clapforourkeyworkersThank you to everyone around the county who also showed their support this evening
Posted by Bedfordshire Police on Thursday, 16 April 2020
Bedfordshire’s emergency services showed their support for the NHS last night (Thursday) followed by a minute’s silence in tribute to pregnant L&D nurse, Mary Agyeiwaa Agayapong, who died after contracting coronavirus.
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Services personnel gathered at Bedford Hosptial to lead the minute’s silence to pay tribute to Ms Agayapong who was admitted to hospital on 7 April after testing positive for COVID-19.
Doctors were able to deliver Ms Agayapong’s baby by Caesarean section and the hospital say the newborn baby is doing well.
David Carter, chief executive of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said she was a “fantastic nurse and a great example of what we stand for in this trust”.
More than £100,000 has so far been raised to support Ms Agayapong’s family.