Two ‘kind and compassionate’ student nurses die in tragic accident

The pair had just started their final-year of training at the University of Bedfordshire.

James McKay
23 November 2020
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Fellow students lit candles on Sunday evening to remember the pair.

Two student mental health nurses died in an accident earlier this month leaving fellow students “devastated”.

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The pair of final-year student mental health nurses at the University of Bedfordshire were reportedly involved in a fatal road traffic collision while on route to work a night shift.

The University confirmed the death of two of its students but asked NursingNotes not to name them publically at this time.

Fellow student nurses from the University of Bedfordshire and beyond lit candles on Sunday evening to commemorate the loss of their colleagues.

One of their friends and fellow student nurses told NursingNotes that the pair were “kind, compassionate and would have made incredible mental health nurses”.

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They continued; “Our whole cohort is devastated – and it is extremely hard at the moment as due to Coronavirus we can’t be together to support each other.”

“This is why last night we all lit candles to remember them.”

“We, more than anything, want to send out thoughts and prayers to their families at what must be an incredibly difficult time”.

Dr. Louise Grant, Dean of the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences at the university, added; “We are deeply saddened by the loss of two of our nursing students.

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“They will be missed by both staff and their fellow students and the wider University community. Our thoughts are with their families and friends and we extend our deepest sympathies.”

Student nurses around the country have selflessly remained on the NHS frontline during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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