NHS worker, 29, who got Covid while pregnant dies after giving birth

Mother-of-four NHS worker, 29, who caught Covid while 31 weeks pregnant dies after giving birth to fourth child

  • Becky Regan, 29,  died from Covid-19 after giving birth to her fourth child 
  • Two minute silence was held by colleagues at North Tyneside Hospital on Friday 
  • ‘This will be remembered as a very sad day for Northumbria’  says CEO 

A mother-of-four died after she contracted coronavirus while pregnant and gave birth to her fourth child. 

Becky Regan, 29, who worked at North Tyneside Hospital from January 2020, was 31 weeks pregnant when she tested positive for the virus. 

The healthcare assistant was remembered by her family and colleagues on Friday in a one-minute silence. 

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.

A fundraiser launched while Ms Regan was in hospital to raise funds for her and her children

 ‘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.

At the time of writing, the fundraising page had reached more than £9,500. 

Ms Regan leaves behind three daughters; Sophie, 10, Stacey, eight, and Connie-Mae, three. 

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