Identical twin sisters Katy (left) and Emma Davis (right), 37, who both worked as nurses, have died within three days of each other after testing positive for Covid-19.
Katy, a children’s nurse, died at Southampton General Hospital on Tuesday and her identical twin Emma, a former surgery nurse, died on Friday morning. They both suffered from underlying health conditions.
Katy, a children’s nurse, died at Southampton General Hospital onTuesday
Their sister Zoe Davis said her sisters were both “special.”
She told the BBC: “They always said they had come into the world together and would go out together as well. There are no words to describe how special they were.”
Zoe said her sisters lived together and confirmed they had other health conditions.
Katy had been unwell for a period prior to her admittance to hospital when she tested positive for coronavirus. University Hospital Southampton (UHS) said she had been working as risk and patient safety lead in child health.
A UHS spokesman added that Emma had also worked for them for nine years as a nurse in surgery in the colorectal unit until 2013.
“She had the same underlying health condition as Katy and had been unwell prior to her admission when she tested positive for Covid-19,” the spokesman said.
“She sadly also passed away last night and it goes without saying just how devastating and tragic this is for the family and all who knew them. Emma has been described as an excellent nurse who was calm and cheerful and a good leader.
“She was well liked by all and was a valuable member of the team during her time with us. We are supporting Katy and Emma’s family as much as we can through this difficult and distressing period.”
Emma, a former surgery nurse, died on Friday morning
Paula Head, chief executive at UHS, added: “I want to pay tribute to Katy who sadly passed away on Tuesday. Katy has been described by her colleagues where she worked in child health as a nurse people would aspire to be like and that nursing was more than just a job to her.
“On behalf of everyone here at UHS, including our patients and the communities we serve, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to her family.”