August 12, 2022

‘Another true Covid hero’ – moving tributes for brave nurse who cared for Kilkenny elderly

Tributes have been pouring in for a nurse who cared for many older people in Kilkenny who sadly lost his battle with Covid-19 over the weekend.

Solson Saviour, who is originally from India, passed away on Sunday, not long after he contracted the coronavirus.

When Solson first came to Ireland he worked in Gowran Abbey Nursing Home in Gowran for three years. He then moved to Wexford where he became a full-time nurse at Wexford General Hospital.

Gowran Abbey paid an emotional tribute to Solson, who became a father just two years ago, in a statement released on social media.

The statement said: “We received the devastating news that Solson tragically lost his personal battle with Covid-19, as he sadly died in Wexford Hospital this afternoon.

“Solson came to Ireland from India, and spent his first three years in this country working and living with us in Gowran Abbey before moving to Wexford where, as a nurse, he became a sad victim of Covid-19. Another true Covid hero,” the statement concluded.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) also paid tribute to their colleague. INMO General Secretary Phil Ni Sheadhgha said: “On behalf of our members and everyone in the INMO, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Bincy, their young son and his family.

“We also extend our condolences to our members who worked alongside Solson, and our thanks to those who cared for him in Wexford General Hospital.”

INMO President Karen McGowan added: “Our thoughts are with the community of Indian nurses in Ireland. We owe a debt of enormous gratitude to our colleagues from all over the world, many of whom are here keeping us safe without the support of their own families at this incredibly difficult time.”

Varghese Joy, of Migrant Nurses Ireland, also paid tribute to Solson’s “tremendous courage”, adding: “We know this is a devastating loss to his family, friends and colleagues.

“We have seen tremendous courage in our community over the past year, and we extend our sincere sympathies and solidarity to all those who are grieving at this time.”



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