Alice Kit Tak Ong Wiki – Alice Kit Tak Ong Biography
Alice Kit Tak Ong, who worked for the health service for 44 years, was described by her daughter Melissa as “completely dedicated”.
Alice Kit Tak Ong Age
She was 70 years old
Alice Kit Tak Ong Career
The nurse arrived in the country in the 1970s from Hong Kong and began working for the NHS as soon as she was able to, and was still working full-time until her death.
Alice Kit Tak Ong Corona Virus
Her family believes she may have contracted the virus while working without protective equipment in a doctor’s surgery.
Ong came to the UK aged 23 to study nursing and joined the health service as soon as she was able.
At 70, she was still working full-time across two surgeries and running busy baby clinics until she became ill with coronavirus. At first she self-isolated at home, but when her breathing deteriorated her family called an ambulance and she was taken to hospital.
Alice Kit Tak Ong Death
On Tuesday morning, two weeks after she was admitted, she died peacefully in the care of doctors and nurses at the Royal Free hospital in London.
Her daughter, Melissa Ong, 37, said her mother had spent her life helping and caring for others. “She was completely dedicated to her work, that’s what she was doing until the moment she was taken ill,” she said. “She loved her job and she loved her patients.”
After qualifying, Ong worked first as a midwife, then as a diabetic specialist nurse before working in the community for the last 20 years.
Dr Amrit Lamba, a GP at the Colindale medical centre in Barnet, where Ong was the practice nurse, said they had shared a passion for the treatment of diabetes and “Kit”, as she was known, had encouraged and supervised his own specialism in the area.