Nurse who was nearing retirement after 40 years in job dies with coronavirus

Tributes have been paid to a nurse who has died with coronavirus as she closed in on retirement after 40 years in the job.

Philomina Cherian, 63, passed away at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, where she also worked as a staff nurse, after contracting COVID-19.

Mrs Cherian was married, had three children and came from Kerala in India, according to her family.

Image: The hospital trust she worked for said Ms Cherian was 'hugely valued'

"She was a great human being, a caring mother and wife," her husband, Joseph Varkey, said.

"She was a dedicated nurse. For her, nursing was not just a profession but it was her passion.


"She would have lived for so many years and enjoyed her well-deserved retired life if she was not affected by COVID."

The hospital trust she worked for said Mrs Cherian was "a popular and hugely valued member" of their nursing family who "will be sorely missed by her colleagues as well as byRead More – Source

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