A "WARM AND CARING" mum who worked for the NHS for 30 years has died after contracting coronavirus.
Julianne Cadby, 49, had worked in several roles at her health board in Cardiff, Wales over three decades and was a "much loved" member of her team.
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She started her career as a medical secretary before becoming a business manager at the specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
According to colleagues Julianne, who was from Cardiff, was "always ensuring we are delivering the best service we can for children and young people."
She leaves behind her husband Chris, their son Evan and her brother Ian.
It is believed at least 50 NHS workers have died with Covid-19 in the UK so far.
A spokesman for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said: "Julianne was a much loved member of our team, she was extremely warm and caring and would always make time to help and support hear colleagues.
"Her dedication shone through, playing a central role in all that we do in the service and her focus was always on ensuring we are delivering the best service we can for children and young people.
"Her loss will be felt by all the many colleagues she has worked with over the years.
"She is survived by her husband Chris, their son Evan and her brother Ian. We will miss her greatly."
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Her death comes as the number of people to die in UK hospitals with the virus hit at least 13,729.
It was announced yesterday that 861 more patients had died in hospital in 24 hours.
According to the Department of Health 103,093 people have tested positive for the deadly bug.
But it is feared the number who have died is much higher, with the government's figures not currently including deaths in care homes, hospices or at home.
Frontline NHS and care home staff treating patients with Covid-19 symptoms have called for better personal protective equipment (PPE).
NHS heroes fighting on the frontline against coronavirus say they've been forced to buy their own protective equipment from DIY stores.
Data from the NHSppe app, created to track shortages of PPE, found that 52% of doctors lacked the correct gowns for high risk procedures.
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Yesterday, the son of an NHS consultant who died of coronavirus blamed his dad's death on a lack of PPE after it was taken from his ward.
Dr Peter Tun, 62 died in the intensive care unit of Royal Berkshire Hospital hospital in Reading on Monday after contracting Covid-19.
His son, Michael Tun, said: "The day he found out there was a positive for Covid-19 in his ward, dad told me that he had earlier complained to a manager bc they took PPE away from his ward to take somewhere else.
"He was told that if there was a case, they would bring it back. He replied it would be TOO LATE.
"The last he told me, there were 4 more positive patients with no symptoms. 2 weeks later, my dad passed away and I couldn't do anything."