RCM statement on the death of midwife Lynsay Coventry

By RCM statement on the death of midwife Lynsay Coventry on 05 April 2020 Midwives RCM Maternity Services NHS Staff Midwifery NHS NHS England Public Health England PHE - Public Health England

The Royal College of Midwives is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Lynsay Coventry, a midwife at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow. Lynsay had tested positive for Covid-19 and died on Thursday.

Speaking on behalf of the Royal College, CEO and General Secretary Gill Walton said:

"Lynsay went to work every day to support pregnant women and bring new life into the world. Her loss is not only a tragedy for her family, friends and colleagues, but also for all the women and children she touched during her career. It’s important to remember that the NHS frontline doesn’t only apply to those working in intensive care or direct covid support, but to midwives and others. Today we mourn the loss of Lynsay. Help us honour her life by doing what you can to reduce the impact of this pandemic and stay at home."



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Notes to editors: The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/