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Heartfelt tributes paid to ‘wonderful’ Doncaster midwife Susan Bishop who brought little ones into the world for 30 years


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Heartbreaking tributes have been paid to a Doncaster midwife who has tragically died.

Susan Bishop worked for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 30 years as a midwife and was said to be a “cherished member of the NHS” and a “wonderful midwife”.

She tragically passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning after complications related to Covid-19.

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Scores of tributes have been paid to the much loved NHS worker who “meant so much to so many”.

Richard Parker OBE, Chief Executive at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: “It is with the greatest sadness that I share with you the news that, following complications related to COVID-19, our beloved friend and colleague, Susan Bishop, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“A skilled, compassionate and diligent Midwife of almost 30 years’ experience, Susan joined Team DBTH in 1978. Described by colleagues as a great listener with a fantastic sense of humour, Susan was attentive, nurturing and a loyal friend who never had a bad word to say about others – all of the characteristics required of a wonderful midwife, and a cherished member of the NHS.

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“Within our Trust, Susan meant so much to so many, but above all else she will remain forever within the hearts of the countless parents to whom she attended with boundless care, empathy and commitment.

“Susan helped to bring so many little ones into this world, and, while we grieve for her passing, we must celebrate a life which was spent in such a profound and positive manner.

“To Susan’s significant other, Paul, daughter, Natalie, and son, Simon, we share our most heartfelt condolences and we ask that their wishes are respected during this challenging time.”

“To mark our respects to Susan, we will observe a one minute’s round of applause on all of our hospital sites at 1pm on Wednesday August 18.”

Scores of tributes have been paid to Sue on social media by those who knew her and worked with her for many years at the hospital trust.

One person commented to say: “RIP Sue.

“Honoured to have known you for 29 years as your colleague, manager and Matron and devastated that you never got to retire and enjoy an easier time with your family.

“You will be missed by the whole team in all areas of midwifery. Sleep well lovely.”

Another added: “We will miss Sue so much on CDS. She was a lovely lady, who loved a giggle and never has a bad word to say about anyone.

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“My thoughts are with Susan’s family and I’m sending lots of love.

“Rest in peace Sue, sleep tight xxxxxx”

While another who knew her well said: “I’m certainly going to miss nagging at Sue to go home after a night shift, where I would find her still chatting away in the staff room at 9.30 in the morning.

“Sleep tight lovely lady

“Love and prayers to Sue’s children at this difficult time.”

Another said: “Such a sad loss, a dedicated and compassionate midwife, you were always there Sue as a supervisor and a friend.

“I will miss you and send my love and prayers to Paul and the family RIP dear lady.”

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