COVID-19: A dedicated healthcare assistant very sadly passes away

a picture of Sharon and Malcolm Banford

Sharon Bamford, who was a warm, caring and dedicated healthcare assistant on the haematology/oncology ward at Singleton Hospital, passed away last night after contracting COVID-19.

What makes her death particularly poignant is that it follows the recent death of her much-loved husband, Malcolm, who also succumbed to COVID-19. Both were cared for at the intensive care unit in Morriston Hospital.

Their son, Christian, was also in hospital with COVID-19 but thankfully has since been discharged.

Sharon had worked in Singleton for many years, and since 2005 worked within the haematology/oncology ward as a much valued team member.

Jan Worthing, Director of Singleton Hospital, said:

“Sharon was highly thought of by all the patients who have used the services and loved by her colleagues and friends within the team.

“Sharon’s sad death will leave a massive void within the team and within the Singleton family.

“Our thoughts and condolences are obviously with their sons Craig and Chris at this devastating time, with the loss of both Sharon and Malcolm. We offer our most sincere condolences to Sharon’s family, friends and colleagues at this extremely sad time.”

The health board is now offering dedicated support to Sharon’s colleagues as they try to come to terms with her passing.

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