Portrait of Ade Raymond

Ade Raymond

Ade Raymond started in year one of the BSc Nursing Programme at Middlesex University in Hendon in September 2019. He had worked for several years with Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust as a Healthcare Assistant and continued to do so while studying to become a Mental Health Nurse.

Friends and colleagues have remembered Ade Raymond as an ‘inspirational’ and ‘compassionate’ man who had ‘always wanted to become a nurse’. He died in April 2020 of COVID-19 at the age of 48.

Jinjer Kandola, Chief Executive of for Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust, described Ade Raymond as a 'highly respected' team member who was pursuing his nursing degree. She Tweeted he was 'a much-valued member of the team who was studying for a nursing degree.'

She Tweeted: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the loss of our colleague and friend Ade Raymond due to coronavirus. Ade was a much-valued health care assistant at Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and was studying part-time for a nursing degree at Middlesex University.”

"Ade was a highly respected team member who will be much-missed by his family, friends, colleagues and patients."

A spokesperson for Middlesex University said: “We are deeply saddened to learn that one of our first year mental health student nurses Ade Raymond has died due to COVID-19 and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”

Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues.

We will remember Ade Raymond.

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