It is with a heavy heart that we are writing to you with some devastating news about our colleague and friend Adela who unfortunately passed away in hospital yesterday.

Adela was working within Hope Court prior to becoming ill with Covid-19, but for the many years that she has worked for NAViGO she has spent most of her time within our acute services.

Her presence was felt wider than the teams in which she worked regularly; she was also very close to many other staff from across the whole of NAViGO, particularly to her friends within our older people’s services.

She was a larger than life character, described fondly as a ‘pocket rocket’, someone staff could confide in and who was always there for others.  She has been a huge asset to every team she has worked in.

Adela is irreplaceable within our work family and she will be so sadly missed by all who knew her.