Coronavirus: Velindre cancer carer dies with Covid-19

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Donna CampbellImage source, Velindre University NHS Trust
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Donna Campbell's colleagues said she had a "wonderful ability" to care and comfort people

A healthcare worker at a cancer hospital in Cardiff has died after contracting coronavirus, Velindre University NHS Trust has confirmed.

Donna Campbell, 54, a support worker at Velindre Hospital in Whitchurch, died at University Hospital of Wales on Friday with Covid-19.

The NHS trust said staff at the hospital were "completely heartbroken".

Steve Ham, the chief executive of the trust, said she "would always be remembered" at the hospital.

He said: "We are devastated to have lost a member of the Velindre family.

"We will always remember her as a dedicated, hard-working member of our nursing team who was proud to work for the NHS."

A tribute from the trust said Ms Campbell's "warm and genuine nature" comforted people in difficult times.

It added: "She was without doubt a treasured member of our work family who could light up a room with her infectious laugh and bubbly personality, but at the same time she had the most wonderful ability to comfort and care for people.''

Carmen Bezzina, a colleague of Ms Campbell, said: "She had a heart of gold, the most beautiful smile and she was outstanding with cancer patients and staff.

"A lot of my friends went to Velindre and she was so passionate, caring and loving. I'm devastated for the whole family, it's just tragic."