Maternity Services at Newcastle Hospitals have received a donation of £1,550 donated in loving memory Karen Rangecroft, 58 who died with COVID-19 earlier this year.
Karen received care on the Beech Ward and Intensive Care Unit at the Cumberland Infirmary before being transferred to Ward 18 at the Royal Victoria Infirmary but sadly died in February 2021.
Karen’s family including husband Ken and sons Michael and Christopher set up a Just Giving page in her memory which raised over £3,000 with the funds being split between the two hospitals who Ken said cared for Karen so compassionately.
Prior to becoming unwell, Karen had dedicated her career to working in the community care sector looking after the elderly, she also had connections within maternity services where her sister-in-law Caroline was a midwife and her father-in-law, Mr Rangecroft, was a consultant at the City General and City Maternity Hospital for many years. The funds have been donated to maternity services at both hospitals in memory of Karen, and her family connections to the maternity services.