Nurse dies just hours after giving birth to first child

Shannon Napier, an NHS nurse from Fife, passed away on April 25 shortly after the arrival of baby Abbie.

Nurse dies just hours after giving birth to first child

A young nurse has died shortly after giving birth to her first child.

Shannon Napier, 24, an NHS nurse from Fife, passed away on Friday just hours after the arrival of daughter Abbie.

Ms Napier’s fiancee, Jordan Burt, paid an emotional tribute on social media, saying: “I’m just devastated that you can’t be the mummy you’ve always wanted to be. I still can’t believe you are gone.”

“I just want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me since you walked in to my life; I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. You’ve touched the lives of so many people, professionally and socially.”

Mr Burt works as a reporter for a television production company and is a regular at news conferences held by Raith Rovers.

The couple were set to celebrate the 11th anniversary of their relationship on Saturday.

“You made me proud every single day: as the lyrics go, “you are the reason I breathe, you are the reason I still believe” – you are my amazing #NHSHero and I’ll be giving you the biggest round of applause ever on Thursday night baby,” said Mr Burt.

“The NHS has lost a terrific young nurse who was so caring and compassionate and was only at the beginning of your journey to the very top,” he added.

Raith Rovers said they were “devastated” to hear of Ms Napier’s death.

“The Raith TV team, John McGlynn & Paul Smith, as well as the Rovers players and staff wish to express their sincere condolences to Jordan and the family of Shannon at this time of bereavement and loss,” the club said in a statement.

A GoFundMe page set up to support the daughter and family of Shannon has raised almost £10,000 already.

Donations can be made here.