It is with incredible sadness, that we are letting you know that on Friday (10th April 2020) Donna Campbell, one of our Velindre Cancer Centre Healthcare Support Workers, passed away.
She passed away at the University Hospital Wales, Cardiff after being tested positive for COVID-19. Donna has worked at the cancer centre for many years, initially as a volunteer.
All the staff at Velindre, and particularly her team on First Floor Ward, are completely heartbroken that their beautiful, kind-hearted friend and colleague has died. They have said: “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.’’
Patients and their families often commented on how Donna’s warm and genuine nature made them feel comforted and loved even at the most difficult of times.
‘’She was often found singing and dancing, entertaining patients and staff, making everyone smile. Donna will always have a special place in our hearts and we will all want to send our heartfelt sympathy and love to her family at this very difficult time.”
Chief Executive of Velindre University NHS Trust, Steve Ham 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. First and foremost, we want to extend our deepest condolences to Donna’s family and friends.”
We consulted with Donna’s family first before making this announcement.