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Keith Dunnington

Staff Nurse, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

United Kingdom

Keith Dunnington, 54 years old, from South Shields, died on 19 April. He worked as a staff nurse on the medical, surgical and elderly wards at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. Keith was a long-serving staff nurse who worked on medical, surgical and elderly wards here at Gateshead Health NHS FT. Most recently he worked on the frontline of ward 12 at the Queen Elizabeth hospital.

In a message sent to staff, Yvonne Ormston, chief executive of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation trust, said of Dunnington:

Keith was a popular and hard-working member of our fantastic nursing team. He will be very missed by his coworkers here at the trust and by the patients he cared for.

Keith most recently worked on ward 12, where his colleagues remember him very fondly. He was known for always having a positive outlook which others found really encouraging and for taking time to check-in with colleagues.

On Sundays he put particular importance on everyone having a proper dinner and often arranged food for everyone. When not at work he volunteered at soup kitchens and spent time with his family, who he spoke so highly about.