News of her tragic death has had a significant impact on colleagues.
NHS workers in Leeds are in shock after one of their colleagues was murdered at home.
Staff nurse Eileen Barrott was found injured at home on Sunday evening but later died in hospital.
One of Eileen’s colleagues at St James’s Hospital in Leeds told NursingNotes that the nursing profession “was in her DNA” and the news of her tragic death has had a significant impact on colleagues.
West Yorkshire Police are now trying to locate her husband Mark Barrott who was last seen in Aberdeen on Sunday night.
Hospital bosses said her colleagues had been left in shock.
A spokesman for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said: “It is with great sadness that we have heard about the sudden and unexpected passing of Eileen Barrott.
“She will be sadly missed by all her friends and colleagues across the trust.
“Eileen worked as a staff nurse across a number of departments since joining the trust in 1996.
“This has been a shock to her colleagues and we’re doing all we can to support them at this difficult time.”
Investigations are ongoing.
Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe said: “We are continuing to carry out extensive inquiries to locate Mark Barrott as a suspect for his wife Eileen’s murder.
“We are liaising closely with our colleagues from Police Scotland who have established the most recent sighting of Mr Barrott on CCTV in Aberdeen city centre on Sunday night.
“We are keen to hear from anyone who has seen him since then or who has any information that could assist in tracing him.”