58-year old carer Sue Cairns lost her life to coronavirus after fighting for 18 days at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (QEQM) Hospital. Sue earlier talked about the shortage of PPE. She feared she might catch the coronavirus so she asked her friend to make her a cloth face mask.
She thoughts that she had defeated the coronavirus but she died while holding a picture of her daughter and her granddaughter. Sue was first tested positive of coronavirus in QEQM. The carer was allowed to go home but when her condition worsened she was again admitted to the hospital.
Sue’s daughter Laura Cairns met her in her ward and later died after two days. Laura met her mother’s full protective suit but she was not able to hug or kiss her mother.
Sue texted her daughter last time and wrote: “I’m not quite there yet but I’ve got this. I love you all so much.”
Laura disclosed that she met her mother last time. At that time she was holding a picture of her and her 15-month old daughter Marissa. Laura felt devastated after her mother died.
Sue’s daughter said that her mother was a loving and caring lady. She said her mother saw her granddaughter last time via video call.
Sue Cairns had previously suffered from pneumonia and it is believed that pneumonia weakened her resistance to coronavirus.
Laura slammed the government and said that the state left the hospitals without providing them PPE necessary in the fight against coronavirus.