NEWS ROUNDUP: Number of care home deaths revealed & tributes to late councillor
Number of deaths in North East care homes has been revealed and tributes pour in for late Sunderland Councillor.
The latest data suggests that nearly 3,000 care home residents in the North East died with coronavirus between April 2020 and March 2021. Three care homes in County Durham and Darlington were among those that reported 30 deaths or more.
The MP added: “She was a committed public servant and a credit to our local Labour Party.”
A post on the ‘Hetton Labour’ Facebook page described Doris as a “vociferous activist for the people of Hetton-Le-Hole and passionate believer in Labour aims and values.”
Deputy leader of Sunderland City Council and Hetton ward councillor, Claire Rowntree, added she was “deeply saddened” by the news.
“My deepest condolences are with her family and loved ones,” she said.
“Doris was an extraordinary woman whose kindness and dedication to her community knew no bounds. She was a strong advocate who was loved and respected by all who knew her.
“I am grateful for her support, everything she taught me and for being a warm guiding light through some difficult times.
“Most of all I am grateful for her friendship.”
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