It is with deep sadness that we confirm that our colleague and friend Ruben Munoz passed away on Friday 17 April 2020.

Ruben had been a nursing assistant at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust since 2011. He passed away after testing positive for coronavirus.

Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, said:

“Ruben was a highly respected and talented nursing assistant who showed enormous dedication to caring for his patients every time he walked through our doors. He was also a much-loved friend to so many people across our hospital and our team are incredibly saddened by his passing.

All of our thoughts are with Ruben’s family and we have been in touch with them to express our profound sorrow and condolences.”

Ruben’s family have shared the following tribute:

“Ruben is a good son, a beloved husband and an amazing father to his two children. He was so proud of his NHS and Woodland Ward family.”


The media is asked to respect the privacy of Mr Munoz’s family. This is the only information we shall be releasing.