Richard Beeken, Chief Executive of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust said:
“I would like to pay tribute to Areema Nasreen who sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning ( 3 April) . Any death is devastating but losing one of our own is beyond words.
“Areema was extremely committed to her role as a Staff Nurse on the Acute Medical Unit at Walsall Manor Hospital. She was a professional, passionate nurse who started at the trust as a housekeeper in 2003 before working hard to gain her nursing qualification in January 2019.
“Her dedication to her role and her popularity amongst her colleagues is obvious to see with the outpouring of grief and concern we are seeing around the organisation and on social media. We will do everything that we can in the coming days and weeks to support those that need it.
“Her vocation in nursing was clear for all to see and she always said that she was so blessed to have the role of a nurse which she absolutely loved because she wanted to feel like ‘she could make a difference’ – and you did, Areema, you will be very sadly missed.
“I would, on behalf of the trust like to pass our deepest condolences to Areema’s family and loved ones and our thoughts are with them all at this very sad time.”