Memorial tree for those who died form COVID

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Staff at St James’s Hospital, Dublin got together to plant a tree in honour of those who died from coronavirus and their families.

The apple tree, symbolising good health and future happiness, was planted in the nurses’ garden within the grounds of the hospital.

The request for a memorial to those who died from Covid-19 came from the hospital’s Assistant Director of Nursing, Fiona Gray Lalor. Her husband Darren Lalor lost his father Peter to Covid-19.

The tree was planted by the hospital’s chief executive, Prof. Mary Day, and by Bernie Waterhouse, a clinical nurse manager at St James’s.