Mental health nurse dad-of-four who was 'wonderful human being' latest to die from coronavirus

Grant Maganga died on Monday at Tameside Hospital after 11 years of nursing, most recently at Hurst Place in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, a rehabilitation unit for men with severe mental illness and complex needs. Mr Maganga, 56, who leaves a wife and four children, qualified as a mental health nurse in 2009 and had worked at Hurst Place since its inception 10 years ago. Clare Parker, director of nursing at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Mr Maganga’s unit, said: “Grant was an exceptional nurse who cared deeply for his patients and lit up the room with his infectious smile and positive personality.