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NHS nurse who inspired four of her children to be nurses

BBC News

A nurse who died with Covid-19 inspired nearly her entire family to join the NHS. Linda Obiageli Udeagbala, from Croydon, died aged 60 earlier this month, after 17 years working for the health service. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Francis, a psychiatric nurse, and five adult children: Cheyrinne, a midwife, Angelica, a paediatric nurse, Gerard and Colin, who are both mental health nurses and Marvin, who is self-employed.


Nick Nurse will become head coach of the Toronto Raptors, source says

Los Angeles Times

Nurse has agreed to become the next coach of the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the hire told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Nurse will be replacing his former boss, Dwane Casey -- under whom Nurse spent the past five seasons as a Raptors assistant. Casey was fired after the Raptors were swept out of the second round of this year's playoffs by Cleveland.


Prosecutors: German nurse may have killed over 100 patients

FOX News

BERLIN – German prosecutors say they believe a nurse who is serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients. Prosecutors and police in Oldenburg said Thursday that they have now completed examinations of patients who died in Niels Hoegel's time as a nurse at two local hospitals and have found a further 16 cases in which he is suspected. In late August, they said they had determined that he might have killed at least another 84 patients beyond the ones for whose murder he is already serving time. Prosecutors have already said that they expect to bring more charges by early 2018 against Hoegel, who gave patients overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them.


Alamogordo Nurse Helps With Relief in Puerto Rico

U.S. News

"I was helping one of the nurses, it was kind of a slow afternoon and this nurse had Marc Anthony's'Vivir Mi Vida' quietly playing on her cell phone," Mier remembered. "She's getting the site ready to put in the needles, I'm on the computer, and she starts to hum the song. The lyrics are, 'Sometimes the rain comes and cleans us of our pain. Sometimes it's just a drop and sometimes it just continues. But why cry, why talk about my pain, just forget about the suffering because that's life.'


NLRB: Johns Hopkins Tried to Deter Nurses From Unionizing

U.S. News

In June, National Nurses United accused the hospital of barring nurses from coming to work on days off to talk about the unionization effort, and from talking about union issues at work. Nurses said they have been pursuing a union to address safe staffing and working conditions, along with higher pay and benefits.