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Tributes to nurses killed in crash

Tributes to nurses killed in crash


Tributes have been paid to three nurses who died in a road crash after donating a week of their holiday to care for sick children in Mozambique.

Liz Callan, 31, from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, and Helen Golder, 33, a nurse at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust in London, died at the scene of the accident outside the capital Maputo.

A third nurse, Susan Andrews, 32, who worked at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, died after being flown to Johannesburg in South Africa for treatment.

The trio had just finished a week of giving free care to more than 17 sick children in Maputo, on a mission led by heart surgeon Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub.

Reports say they were on a day trip to the Kruger National Park in South Africa when a tyre on their bus blew, sending it careering into another vehicle.

Professor Sir Magdi is founder and president of the Chain of Hope charity, which provides children suffering from life-threatening diseases with treatments that they cannot otherwise access.

Spokeswoman Emma Scanlan said: "It is just tragic. They were people who were helping to save other people's lives and then this happens."

A statement from the charity added: "Chain of Hope was proud to have worked with such caring and dedicated professionals who selflessly gave their time and skills to help treat children in need.

"They all shared a very high level of commitment and dedication, and were an inspiration to all those they met."

Chain of Hope

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust

Frenchay Hospital

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"I hope the families and friends of these nurses will be comforted by the sure knowledge that they will be welcomed into heaven with open arms. RIP" - Sian Lia, practice sister, Cardiff

"So sorry to hear about the nurses. my thoughts and prayers go to all their families. RIP" - Name and address supplied

"I heard about this tragic loss for the first time via your e-mail. May the Lord comfort all their loved ones in their time of grief" - Jemma, Hackney, London

"So very sorry to hear of these nurses deaths - my thoughts are with their families" - Name and address supplied

"I worked extensively with both Susan and Helen at the Royal Brompton Hospital. They were both excellent nurses and I will miss them so much. Rest in peace Helen, Susan and Liz. Much love. x - Fiona"

"Keep their loved ones safe, give them the courage to face each day" - Carl Curtis, London

"Such a sad loss for family, friends and nursing. My thoughts are with their loved ones." - Name and address supplied

"I am so sorry to read about such a tragedy. May the Lord heal the broken hearts of the family and friends. And may they rest in peace. God bless" - Sibusisiwe Sibanda, Derby

"A tragedy for the girls and their families, my prayers are with them"  - J Davidson, Practice Sister, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow

"I was so sorry to read about this tragic accident. May God comfort their family and friends" - Glyn Williams,  Practice Nurse, London

"Tragic waste of three angels lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these devoted nurses" - Name and address supplied

"I was sorry to hear about these three nurses as a nurse myself. I'm sure they will be sorely missed by family and work colleagues. It is such a sad loss but I'm also sure that the children they helped will be blessed from their care" - Name and address supplied

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