Posted on: 8 July 2020

Staff on Kershaw Ward, based at St Charles Hospital paid tribute to their colleague, Janice Niles who died from Covid-19.

Angela Francis, Kershaw Ward Administrator and long term family friend wrote a tribute on behalf of the team.


She wrote:

“Our friend Janice Niles was born in Barbados on the 15 July 1953.

Janice trained to be a nurse in the 1970’s she was a devoted nurse for over 40 years. Janice had a love for nursing and mentoring young nurses.

This is what her daughter Samantha said, Mum was one of the nicest person you could meet she loved to laugh and felt that it was her personal responsibility to make sure everyone was good.

Three years ago Janice gave her life over to the lord and became a born again Christian.

Janice supported charities and every month she would make donations to at least three charities

Janice wondered what her legacy would be:  this is Janice’s Legacy Hardworking and compassionate nurse who love to mentor young nurses and share her knowledge.  Kind caring woman who loved her family, she loved to laugh a singer and a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and a friend. 

May our entire fellow colleague’s rest in peace and rise in glory.”


On Wednesday 8 July 2020 we held a virtual memorial service in memory of members of the CNWL family who died from Covid-19.

Prof Dorothy Griffiths, Chair welcomed family members and staff to the ceremony before handing over to the Archdeacon of London, the Venerable Luke Miller, and Imam Yunus Dudhwala (Chaplain from St Bartholomew’s Hospital) who took us through the ceremony. 

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