Hundreds line route for funeral of Doncaster midwife with 'heart of gold'

Hundreds of health workers and mourners lined the route of a funeral for a Doncaster midwife ‘with a heart of gold.’

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 12:11 pm
Colleagues came together to applaud Kaye Bulliman. (Photo: DBTHT).

Staff at Doncaster Royal Infirmary came out to applaud Kaye Bulliman as she made her final journey yesterday lunchtime.

Former colleagues also waved rainbow Pride flags as Kaye’s cortege passed alongside the hospital on Thorne Road where she spent many years of her career.

A spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “Colleagues lined up outside DRI to say a very fond farewell to our much missed colleague, Kaye.

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Colleagues came together to remember Kaye on her final journey. (Photo: DBTHT).

"A midwife and former nurse of many years’ experience, she was a face familiar to many, having positively impacted the lives of countless patients during her 25 years at the Trust.

"We share our heartfelt condolences with her friends and family.”

Kaye passed away last month following a lengthy battle with illness.

Beginning work at the trust in 1994 as a nurse, she later became a midwife and worked until June 2020 before taking early retirement due to ill health.

Colleagues at DRI applauded as Kaye's cortege passed. (Photo: DBTHT).

The spokesman added: "Described by her colleagues as having a heart of gold, Kaye was instrumental in the completion of the Butterfly Garden, which is used by staff and visitors alike and provides a place of comfort to those experiencing a bereavement.

"We will always remember Kaye’s warm, caring and compassionate nature and she always put others first. She will be so dearly missed.

"To Kaye’s family, loved ones, friends and colleagues, as a team, we share our deepest condolences and sympathies at this time."