NHS mum reunited with daughters after more than two months apart | Coronavirus

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Published on 3 Jun 2020, 15:43
An NHS healthcare worker has been reunited with her daughters after nine weeks apart during the pandemic.

Suzie Vaughan, 43, from King's Lynn, Norfolk, surprised Hettie, seven, and Bella, nine, after spending more than two months away from them while she worked on the front line of the health crisis.

The children have been staying with Ms Vaughan's sister, Charlotte.

Ms Vaughan told the PA news agency: "We had said it was only going to be for a maximum of a month, but nobody knew at the beginning of this how it was going to go.

"It was amazing to see them again, I missed the girls terribly.

"When they started crying I felt so bad but so relieved I was back with them."

Ms Vaughan even had to spend her birthday apart from her daughters, instead working a 12-hour shift as an operating department practitioner in an intensive care unit.

She said: "Now they won't let me out of their sight. When I put them to bed they said, 'Am I dreaming mummy?'

"I do hope it doesn't have a knock-on effect on them, but kids are quite resilient.

"It was a hard decision to make. I just had to think to myself it was to keep them safe and I was so worried in case I was bringing something back."

The family will spend the next week together before the girls return to school on Monday.

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