COVID-19: ‘Devastating news’ – TD pays tribute to Kilkenny healthcare workers who died from virus
Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan said he was “devastated” to learn of the death of two healthcare workers at St Lukes General Hospital after they contracted the coronavirus.
“I want to extend my deepest sympathy to both families and to the extended workforce at our local hospital which has been rocked to the core by this devastating news,” said Deputy Phelan.
“Our healthcare workers go above and beyond every single day to care for those impacted by COVID-19. We all see or hear the figures every evening and we all know of people in our commmunity who have been tested for or are recovering from the virus.
“But a death in our community, particularly the death of two people who risked life and limb day after day to help others, is particularly hard to comprehend. I want to offer my heartfelt condolance to the families, the friends and the communities of the bereaved. We stand with them at this dark time,” Deputy Phelan added.