Dr. Poornima Nair, one of our colleagues sadly lost her life fighting the COVID-19. Poornima was 56, a GP at the Station View medical centre in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, she was admitted to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton on 20 March after showing symptoms of coronavirus.

Poornima completed her medical education from the University of Delhi in 1987 and moved to the UK from India in 1994 and worked in obstetrics and gynaecology at Bishop Auckland hospital before joining Station View.

Dr Poornima who was 56, was positive, encouraging and caring. Her son, Varun’s words are reflective of who she was, he described her as a loving mother who lived life to the fullest and spread joy and positivity to everyone that came in contact with her. Many of our colleagues have experienced the sincerity and warmth and have fond memories of her. Let’s remember the fighter in her and we leave with the words of Varun “She had an unwavering passion and love for her family, friends and every professional endeavour she took in life and her ambition and vitality inspired all around her. She devoted the last 26 years of her life working for the NHS. Her limitless love for her family, friends and patients can never be replaced and our memories of her life and her sacrifices will continue to inspire us.”