Hero Covid nurse, 26, who 'held the hands of dying patients', dies suddenly after struggling with pressure of pandemic

A “HERO” nurse who cared for Covid patients in their final moments died suddenly after struggling with the pressure of the pandemic.

Trisha Roberts, 26, worked on the frontline at Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor, Wales and tragically passed away last Wednesday.

Trisha was described as "bubbly, energetic and enthusiastic" by her family, Wales Online reports.

Sister Tammy Lou paid an emotional tribute following her death, writing: “Regardless of how many times you met her, she left a lasting impression.

“She was a bubbly, energetic, enthusiastic person and had a loving personality.

"She was loved very much by all and was a very determined and hard worker.

"She would always be there to help in any way she could."


Trisha worked at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor and later moved to the trauma and orthopaedics wards at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

Tammy Lou said that Trisha would go “above and beyond” to help others in their hour of need, adding: “She was and always will be our hero.

“A hero not only to her family but to the NHS. The gaping hole she has left in our hearts, minds and in lives will never be filled.

“She often told us with tear-filled eyes that she held the hands of these who unfortunately succumbed to the Covid virus and was often the last person they saw.”

According to Wales Online, Trisha had been set to marry her hubby Paul in New York following the lifting of travel restrictions.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to pay for funeral costs and has since raised more than £1,500.

If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please call the Samaritans for free on 116123.

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