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Staff at Frimley Health have this week been remembering two of their much-loved colleagues who died in recent days with coronavirus.

Elvira Bucu, Prem Lal​Elvira Bucu (pictured left), a Healthcare Assistant based at Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, and Prem Lal (right), an Associate Practitioner in Histopathology at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, passed away on 3 April and 19 April respectively.

The trust’s staff observed a minute’s silence on Tuesday (28 April 2020) to commemorate key workers who have died from coronavirus, with Elvira and Prem very much in their thoughts. Both were dedicated, highly valued and respected colleagues who were popular with their teammates.

Elvira was self-isolating at home when she passed away and Prem was being treated by colleagues at Wexham Park Hospital intensive care unit.

Elvira was described by colleagues as a ‘ray of sunshine’ who was always smiling and never had a bad word to say about anyone.

Prem’s colleagues described her as a ‘mother figure’ in the department who was well-know and hugely respected within Histopathology and the entire pathology team.

The deaths of Prem and Elvira come as a huge blow to their workmates and the entire trust, and our hearts go out to their families and loved ones at this time. They will be greatly missed.

The Trust is offering support for their families and for their colleagues.