Thousands of tributes have flooded in for an Aintree Hospital nurse who died with coronavirus.
Liz Glanister, sadly died on Friday, April 3, at the Royal Liverpool Hospital after testing positive for the virus.
Today, April 6, people from across the country are continuing to share their condolences to her family on Twitter, with #RIPLiz currently trending on the social media platform.
The tributes include a series of touching messages from patients and colleagues who have described the Aintree nurse as "one of the nicest nurses you could meet."
Chief Nurse at Aintree Hospital, Dianne Brown, confirmed the devastating news to the ECHO on Sunday.
She said: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that Liz Glanister, a long-serving Staff Nurse at Aintree University Hospital, sadly passed away at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital on Friday after being tested positive for Covid-19.
“All our thoughts are with Liz’s family at this time and we offer them our sincere condolences. Liz will be sadly missed by all those who knew and worked with her."
Ms Glanister is believed to be the latest NHS worker to die after contracting the deadly virus.
Posting on Twitter today, Stephen Bennett said: "She was a staff nurse at my local hospital a part of the team who looked after me and my family over many years, so sad. #RIPLiz"
Meanwhile, colleagues from Nursing Notes UK shared a photo of the Aintree nurse on their Twitter page, which has been shared thousands of times.
In another tribute Twitter user Julie, said: Rest in peace Liz, a true hero who will never be forgotten. #ThankYouNHS #RIPLIZ Thank you Liz."
While Ross McPhee Esq said: "Goodbye Hero, thank you for your all the years of your selfless service. My thoughts and condolences to your family. I will never forget you. #RIPLiz"
On Facebook, patients also paid tribute to Ms Glanister who helped them through their cancer treatments.
In one message, Anna Chulsaw said: "Liz was my chemo nurse, a beautiful soul.
"She will be a massive loss to her family and the NHS. xx"
While in another tribute, Shirley Peters said: "Oh my god, Liz was one of the nicest nurses you could meet. My mum had chemo and she looked after her.
"Thinking of all of her family and work colleagues as they are all a very close team."
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Colleague Nikita Healey also said: "I will never forget you Liz and how you welcomed me on to the ward on my first day.
"I would do anything to have a cuppa with you again and a little laugh. Look after her god she's so so special…all my love sent to the family, the ward wont be the same without you. Rachel xxx"
Lyn Heron said: "I worked with Liz years ago, so so tragic. Condolences to all of her family. xx"
Jane Green added: "Liz, may you rest in peace – you cared for so many in the years you nursed at Aintree. Sending condolences to all of your family."
Mayor Anderson paid tribute to Liz on Sunday and highlighted the sacrifice NHS workers are making during the coronavirus crisis.
He tweeted: "So sad to hear the news that Staff Nurse Liz Glanister from Aintree Hospital has died on Firday after testing positive and suffering from Covid-19.
"Our deepest sympathy goes to family and friends and shows again the dangers and sacrifice our health workers are making daily. #RIPLIZ"
As of Sunday, April 5, 47,806 people had so far been confirmed as suffering from coronavirus, with 4,934 having sadly died.
That represents an increase of 5,903 in cases and 621 in deaths – a smaller increase in fatalities than on Saturday when 708 new deaths were confirmed in the UK – the largest increase to happen yet in 24 hours.
The latest figures come as the government urge people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.