Died: April 7, 2020 London, UK
Profession: Nurse, NHS
A dedicated nurse who has worked in the NHS since she arrived in London from Hong Kong in the 1970s has died from coronavirus at the age of 70.
Alice Kit Tak Ong, who worked for the health service for 44 years, was described by her daughter Melissa as “completely dedicated”.
Her family believe she may have contracted the virus while working without protective equipment in a doctor’s surgery.
Ong came to the UK aged 23 to study nursing and joined the health service as soon as she was able.
At 70, she was still working full-time across two surgeries and running busy baby clinics until she became ill with coronavirus. At first she self-isolated at home, but when her breathing deteriorated her family called an ambulance and she was taken to hospital.
Source: The Guardian