Norman Austria was a gentle and dedicated healthcare assistant at Royal Derby Hospital. Originally from the Philippines, he was said to have been a “loved and respected” colleague who brought a “sense of calm” with him to work.
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton said his legacy would continue in the song You Are My Sunshine, which he would sing to his vulnerable patients to calm and reassure them.
Described by his wife as a “very lovable, caring and responsible person”, he passed away on Wednesday 13 May 2020.
Our thoughts are with his family.
We will remember Norman Austria.