Tributes have been made to a 29-year-old healthcare assistant who died with Covid-19 after giving birth to her fourth child.
Becky Regan, who worked at North Tyneside Hospital from January 2020, was remembered by family and colleagues on Friday with a one-minute silence.
In a statement, James Mackey, chief executive of Northumbria Hospitals NHS Trust said: “It’s with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our own team who has tragically died this week.
“This will be remembered as a very sad day for Northumbria and we are all devastated at the loss of our friend and colleague. Our deepest condolences are with the family at this tragic time.
“While every death during this pandemic has been a tragedy, the loss of Becky will feel especially painful having just given birth and her close family are now dealing with the worst possible news.
“Our thoughts are also with her close colleagues and those who treated her during her illness who will also be grieving her loss.”
A GoFundMe page was created by family and friends in January, while Ms Regan was in hospital, to help her children.
The fundraising page has reached over £10,000.