Two Hampshire nurses were killed in a car accident while on vacation in the United States.
Tatiana Brandao, 30, and Raquel Moreira, 28, both Portuguese nationals who worked at University Hospital Southampton (UHS), were killed on February 3 in an accident involving a Jeep and a bus near the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
“The entire nursing family at University Hospital Southampton has been left shocked and saddened by the tragic deaths of two much-loved colleagues as they enjoyed a holiday together in America,” said Gail Byrne, UHS chief nursing officer.
“Tatiana, 30, was a highly respected member of the neurology department when she joined the trust seven years ago. Raquel, 28, had been a valued member of the stroke ACP team at UHS for the past five years. Both had chosen to relocate from Portugal to UHS and had promising careers ahead of them.
“The friends were well-known for their kindness, empathy, and zeal. Both were enthusiastic about nursing and providing the best possible care for our patients.
They shared a passion for new experiences, adventure, and living life to the fullest outside of work.
“I know I speak for the entire UHS staff when I say they will be sorely missed. At this very sad time, we send our love and condolences to their families.”