Nurse from Birmingham Children’s Hospital dies 30 years old as tribute pours in

A tribute has been paid to a nurse from Birmingham Children’s Hospital after her death at the age of 30.

Stacey Fusco, from Swadlincote, was a nurse on the oncology ward for seven years.

Her crushed mother Sue Eley said: “She was my best friend. I saw her every day and we used to do a lot of things together. We are a very close family all of us.

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“When she left, she took a part of me and I will never be the same again. We were very close. She was a very special one.

“She’s a big loss in my life and a big part of me that has been taken – it just seems so unfair. I will very much forget her.”

She said, “Stacey was very thoughtful and enjoyed a party. Stacey organized everything; if she went anywhere, she would have organized it.

“She was also dedicated to her job as an oncology nurse and was sometimes emotional about it.

“She worked hard to get where she was, and people respected her for that. Many people Stacey worked with said how dedicated she was.

“She was lovely and would do anything for anyone. Family and friends came first.

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“But she also loved her western dog Tina, whom she treated like her child.”

The full investigation into her death has not yet been held, but the opening heard that she died of sertraline toxicity on April 20th.

Sertraline is an antidepressant.

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