Posted on Tuesday 6 June 2017
It is with great sadness that we can confirm that a member of Guy’s and St Thomas’ staff tragically died during the London Bridge terror attack on Saturday 3 June.
Kirsty Boden, 28, who was originally from Australia, worked as a senior staff nurse in Theatres Recovery at Guy’s Hospital.
Her next of kin, as well as staff colleagues, have been informed. We are offering support to staff at this extremely difficult and distressing time.
Dame Eileen Sills, Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, said: “As the Chief Nurse of Guy’s and St Thomas’ I cannot put into words how sad I am that we have lost one of our own.
“Kirsty was an outstanding nurse and a hugely valued member of the staff team in Theatres Recovery, described by her colleagues as ‘one in a million’ who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care.
“Our thoughts at this time are with her family, her loved ones and our staff who have lost a dear friend and colleague.
“Following the Westminster Bridge terror attack on 22 March, this is the second time in less than three months when our hospitals, patients, visitors and staff have been in the middle of hugely traumatic events.
“Our priority at this difficult time is not only to provide care of the highest quality to our patients but also to look after our staff. We would ask the media to respect the right of staff to focus on putting patients first at this time.”
Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, said: “As with the Westminster Bridge incident, our staff responded with courage and tremendous professionalism following the horrific events of Saturday night. We are extremely proud of them.”
We continue to treat injured patients following the terrorist attack:
- 9 patients were treated in A&E at St Thomas’ Hospital
- 5 have been discharged
- 3 patients have been admitted to hospital and continue to be treated.