Nurse kills herself at King’s College Hospital as deaths mount on ward

A young nurse at King’s College Hospital where coronavirus patients are being treated killed herself at work, it was claimed today.

The woman was in her twenties and is believed to have worked on an intensive care ward.

She was found unresponsive at the hospital before police were called at 5.36pm on Monday, officers said.

Medics battled to save her but she later died. Her next of kin have been informed.

Eight people have died of the deadly COVID-19 virus there.

Those on life support or in need of critical care are treated at the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU), where the woman is believed to have worked.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 5.36pm on Monday, 23 March to a South London hospital after a woman was found unresponsive. Officers attended.

“The woman, aged in her 20s, was treated and later died in hospital. Next of kin have been informed.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A King’s College Hospital spokesman added: ‘A member of staff was found unresponsive at the hospital on Monday (23 March 2020).

“Despite the best efforts of the medical team, they sadly died. We are offering support to their family at this difficult time and would ask that their privacy is respected.”

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