Lillian Mudzivare, a Senior Mental Health Nurse and an important part of Forward Thinking Birmingham, passed away this week following a long battle with Covid-19.
Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive, paid tribute to her commitment to mental health and young people.
She said: “Lillian was a much loved member of our Forward Thinking Birmingham team whose bubbly, vibrant and bright approach touched the lives of everyone who knew her.
“Her commitment to the mental health and well-being of young people always shone through and she was working hard towards becoming an advanced practitioner where she knew she would be able to make even more of a difference.
“Lillian, thank you for everything you did for the young people of Birmingham, our thoughts are with your husband and beautiful children now and always.”
Lillian, 41, lived in Birmingham with her husband Moses and their daughters. She has been a valued nurse working at the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, for two and a half years.
Elaine Kirwan, Deputy Chief Nurse for Mental Health Services, said: “We are so sad at Lillian’s passing – she was a much loved member of the team.
“We were so proud when Lillian joined our team. She was an amazing, talented nurse. Her care and compassion for patients shone through, she was a beautiful person, great friend, loved by us all.
“We will all miss Lillian for her exuberance and we will miss how she would cheer all of us up, lifting spirits whenever we were down.”
Lillian’s family have shared the following statement: “Lillian was such a beautiful mother, wife and friend – she was always there for others. She loved her children, her family and friends dearly and was a very proud nurse always caring for those who needed her help.
“We are all devastated to lose such a wonderful person; she will always be in our thoughts.”
The family have requested that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.