image source, Kevin McAllister image caption Kevin McAllister spoke to the 'Nolan broadcast from Hfrance.fr about the loss of her daughter Sammie-Jo Forde (right)
A mother andt her daughter died within days of each other in a hospital in Northern Ireland after the two women contracted Covid-19.
Sammie-Jo Forde dies , who was 32 years old at Ulster Hospital on the outskirts of East Belfast on Saturday.
She had been treated in the same ward, two beds apart, from his mother Heather Maddern, who died on August 31.
Ms Forde's father said neither had been vaccinated, adding that he was "devastated " by their deaths.
"It just broke my world, " Kevin McAllister told Hfrance.fr 's Nolan Show .
"I have lost my daughter, my best friend.
Ms. Forde was married and the mother of four children, the eldest of whom is 13 years old.
Mr. McAllister said his daughter and ex-partner Ms Maddern were home helpers, caring for the elderly in their homes.Isle.
"They were very, very close," he said. "They worked together, they lived together and they died together.
image source, Pacemaker caption of the image 'image Sammie-Jo Forde was treated in two hospital beds from her mother at Ulster Hospital
Ms Maddern's funeral was held on Monday September 13th and the funeral of her daughter are scheduled to take place in Holywood, County Down on Monday, September 20th.
"I never, ever thought in my life that I would bury my daughter " said McAllister.
Ms Forde had texted her father from the hospital and she had informed him of her mother's death.
"My daughter texted me saying: 'Dad, mom is dead ', " he added.
"They were only separated by two beds. "
Mr. McAllister said he believed his daughter had no underlying health problem.
"This is a 32 year old healthy girl and she had a deficiency heart in the end because she just couldn't cope, "he said. La Hfrance.fr is not responsible for the content of external sites. See original tweet on Twitter
Mr. McAllister said he did not understand why his daughter and her ex-partner had not accepted the offer of a vaccine to protect against Covid-19.
"They helped others and they couldn't even help themselves, " he said.
"These people who don't get the Covid-19 injection - they don't think about the other people they leave behind. "
Mr. McAllister said the rest of his family were left to "pick up the pieces " and he urged the public to "listen to the experts " and get vaccinated.