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Lesley Slater, HEARTBEAT Chair

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you that on Friday 3rd April our Chair, Lesley Slater, has died in hospital of Covid-19.

On Wednesday 1st April Lesley was taken in to hospital with pneumonia.
On Thursday 2nd April she was on oxygen.
On Friday 3rd April she was not responding to treatment and sadly passed away.

Her daughter has put this message on Facebook.

  • It is with the heaviest of hearts and total Sorrow that My Best Friend, My Rock My Beautiful Mum has lost her fight against Covid-19, to say we are devastated is a total understatement, I would like to thank HRI Resus team and Acute ward for their fantastic care, making sure she was comfortable and left with dignity right up to the end, Sleep Tight Mum till we meet again, love you always & forever

We will send to members details of where to send sympathy cards as soon as we have them. [Ed:Details of where to send sympathy cards have since been sent to members]

Lesley is a major loss to her family and friends. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Lesley has worked tirelessly for HEARTBEAT and will be greatly missed by all of us.

When we are back as a group, hopefully not too far away, we will find a way to celebrate Lesley’s life together.

Try and stay safe


Charitable incorporated organisation registered in England with charity number 1156951