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Coronavirus: Family pays tribute to Surrey nursing assistant who died after contracting COVID-19

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Coronavirus: Family pays tribute to Surrey nursing assistant who died after contracting COVID-19

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:31pm 20th April 2020. (Updated at 4:23pm 20th April 2020)

The family of a nursing assistant at East Surrey Hospital who died after contracting coronavirus say he was "an amazing farther".

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said Ruben Munoz, who had worked for the trust since 2011, passed away on Friday (17 April).

In a tribute Ruben's family said:

“Ruben is a good son, a beloved husband and an amazing father to his two children.

"He was so proud of his NHS and Woodland Ward family.”

A fundraising page setup in memory of Ruben by his NHS co-workers on behalf of his family has raised more than £17,500.

In a statement released by the trust on Sunday (19 April) the father of two was described as a "colleague and friend".

Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, added:

“Ruben was a highly respected and talented nursing assistant who showed enormous dedication to caring for his patients every time he walked through our doors.

"He was also a much-loved friend to so many people across our hospital and our team are incredibly saddened by his passing.

"All of our thoughts are with Ruben’s family and we have been in touch with them to express our profound sorrow and condolences.”

Ruben Munoz East Surrey