Daughter of Top Doctor Who Became Voice for Nurses Struggling During C0VID Pandemic Dies Suddenly in Her Sleep – With Absolutely No Warning Signs Something Was Wrong
By Aidan Wondracz
– Daughter of one of country’s top doctors has died unexpectedly in her sleep
– AMA South Australia president Michelle Atchison posted news on her Twitter
– She revealed her 26-year-old daughter had died while sleeping on Wednesday
The daughter of one of the country’s top doctors who became a voice for nurses struggling during the Covid pandemic has died suddenly in her sleep.
Australian Medical Association South Australia president Michelle Atchison revealed on Twitter her 26-year-old daughter Caillin had died on Wednesday.
‘The light in our life has gone out. My beautiful and only daughter died yesterday,’ Dr Atchison wrote on Thursday.
‘She never woke up. ‘It was so utterly unexpected and my husband and my hearts are shattered. I really don’t know what to do.’
Australian Medical Association South Australia president Michelle Atchison revealed on Twitter her 26-year-old daughter Caillin had died on Wednesday
‘The light in our life has gone out. My beautiful and only daughter died yesterday,’ Dr Atchison wrote on Thursday
Dr Atchison had become a public spokesperson for nurses and hospital staff during the Covid pandemic.
She was critical of South Australia easing its border closure on November 23, warning the reopening would place further strain on the health system.
She also presented the latest report into South Australia’s healthcare system that revealed a crippling shortage of healthcare staff and beds in hospitals.
News of her recent loss sparked an outpouring of grief from social media users and public figures alike.
SA Health Minister Chris Picton shared his heartbreaking in a touching post.
‘Michelle this is so absolutely awful and shocking. I am devastated for your loss. Sending love to your family at this incredibly difficult time,’ he wrote.
Journalist and radio broadcast Jo McManus revealed she had lost her son when he was a teenager.
‘I don’t know you Michelle but I’m so, so sorry for your loss,’ she tweeted.
‘We lost our beautiful 20 year old son in 2015 – suddenly, unexpectedly and we still don’t know why. Surround yourself with loving friends and family. And celebrate your gorgeous girl, always.’
Central Adelaide Local Health Network chief data and analytics officer Andrew McAlindon tweeted he had also lost a son.
Dr Atchison had become a public spokesperson for nurses and hospital staff during the Covid pandemic
Dr Atchison revealed in her tweet that her daughter had died suddenly in her sleep
‘I’m so sorry to hear that. Our beautiful 32-year-old GP Registrar son was taken last year from the side effects of Bleomycin lung poisoning after only two months,’ he posted.
‘No one can understand what you are going through. Hoping you receive support and love from friends and family.’
Dr Atchison was concerned South Australia was reopening its borders too soon when it welcomed back tourists last November.
South Australia had intended to lift its borders when 80 per cent of its residents were double vaccinated.
The state had not reached the milestone before it decided to reopen.
Dr Atchison warned the decision had been made too soon and that Covid cases would rise drastically.
‘Covid will come into South Australia and we are worried about how the health system is going to manage it,’ she said.
‘The sad reality is there are going to be cases coming in, whether it is this week or the next couple of weeks, we are likely to see some cases happening before Christmas.’
Dr Atchison was critical of South Australia easing its border closure on November 23, warning the reopening would place further strain on the health system