Heartbreak as Northumberland mum, 29, dies from Covid after birth of fourth child
A fundraiser to support the family of a healthcare assistant who tragically died of Covid after the birth of her fourth child has raised its target 16 times over.
Becky Regan, who worked as a healthcare assistant for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, passed away after the birth of her fourth child this week.
The mum, from Blyth, contracted Covid during her pregnancy and was taken to hospital where her condition tragically deteriorated.
The 29-year-old was placed on a life support machine and her baby was delivered by Caesarean section at 31 weeks.
On Friday, February 5, family and colleagues remembered Becky, who worked at the North Tyneside Hospital site, with a minute’s silence.
In a statement, James Mackey, chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: “It’s with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our own team who has tragically died this week.
“This will be remembered as a very sad day for Northumbria and we are all devastated at the loss of our friend and colleague. Our deepest condolences are with the family at this tragic time.
“While every death during this pandemic has been a tragedy, the loss of Becky will feel especially painful having just given birth and her close family are now dealing with the worst possible news.”
He added: “Our thoughts are also with her close colleagues and those who treated her during her illness who will also be grieving her loss.”
A Go Fund Me page has raised more than £16,000 – exceeding the original target of £1,000.
The money will be used to decorate Becky’s family home and the remaining funds will be split between her partner and four children.
To donate visit www.gofundme.com/f/help-becky-and-her-children