30-year-old midwife who worked at Birmingham hospital dies from Coronavirus

16th May 2020   •   article
by Barfi Culture Team
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Credit: Birmingham Trust
A midwife who had helped delivered hundreds of babies at Birmingham Women's Hospital has become one of the latest victims of the Coronavirus pandemic.

30-year-old Safaa Alam was described as "an amazing midwife" and "full-of-life" by her husband Shazad, who had grown up together. They had married four years ago.

"She was very passionate about her job as a midwife and would often dedicate more than what was required," he said in a statement.

"My years with Saf have been filled with love, fun and adventure; this was just the beginning of our lives together, her passing has been premature."

Safaa started work as a nurse before training to be a midwife at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. She soon progressed to the specialist role of Risk Management Midwife.

Rachel Carter, Head of Midwifery, said: "Safaa was loved by all of us here at Birmingham Women’s. Not only was she generous with her time, approachable, and extremely hard-working; a true role model, but she was also a dear friend and the glue to our team."

The hospital published a tribute to the midwife on their website.

Four members of the staff at the Birmingham trust have now died with Covid-19, following the deaths of paediatric consultant Dr Vishna Rasiah and Mark Piggott, and mental health nurse Lillian Mudzivare.
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