The male nurse who worked in the main Málaga hospital ICU, and who pushed for the right of dying Covid patients to say good bye, was found dead at home.
Massimo Colombi had been moved by the plight of dying patients not being able to say goodbye to their families and loved one, so he did all he could to give them that chance by providing tablets and mobile phones to be used in the sterilised Intensive Care Units.
Born in Breschia (Italy), 50-year-old Massimo, was found dead yesterday morning by his wife when she returned off night shift at the same hospital where they both lived. Although this will have to be confirmed by an autopsy, he is believed to have died from natural causes.
It was in 2007, after having worked in the UK for a period, he transferred to Málaga’s regional hospital. In April he posted an article on social media entitled, “The Right To Say Goodbye,” which went viral. He had been moved by witnessing patients die alone in isolation, “You see these patients dying by themselves, begging you to say good bye for them to their children and grandchildren.”
Now, with the passing of Massimo, the Prime Minister of the nation, Pedro Sánchez, posted a message of consolation for the medical staff at the hospital via his official Twitter account: “Today we lose a nurse but above all a great person who shone for his generosity, humanity and affection towards patients – so long, Massimo.”
(News: Malaga, Andalucia)