FAMILY, friends, and colleagues have paid further tribute to Llandough Hospital nurse, Dominga David who died after being diagnosed with covid-19.

Dominga has been described as an integral part of the ward life of west 5, in University Hospital of Llandough, since 2004.

She died in the hospital’s intensive treatment unit on Tuesday, May 26.

She came to the UK, from the Philippines to begin her nursing adaptation programme in 2004 with the Cardiff and Vale UHB.

She was born on April 27, 1957.


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Dominga Licanio, “Ming” to her friends was the sixth of eleven children.

She had one son Renzie and doted on her three very young grandchildren.

She treated her niece and nephew as her own.

Her nieces Jinky Montanez and Judy Juan said: “Ming was a most kind and generous person, the world was a better place with her in it.

“She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, auntie, and as fine a friend as anyone could wish to meet and have.

“She liked to cook and was a feeder.

“Whoever visited her house never left with an empty stomach.”

She became a registered nurse in 1981 – starting her nursing career in Itogon Benguet.

To further her career, she moved abroad in 1985.

She worked in a general hospital in Saudi Arabia where she became head nurse of the trauma and orthopaedic department which she led for 18 years.

Her nieces said: “In 2004 she came to the University Hospital of Llandough to continue in this field with her passion and excellence.

“And through her love of nursing she touched many hearts and was in return, loved by many."

She died on May 26, following a nine-week battle with covid-19.

Ward manager, Sister Jane, close friend Mac, and family provided her with care and prayer at her bedside.

Her family said: “We would like to express our heart-felt gratitude for your love, support, and friendship for Dominga during her life here in Wales.”

Her friend, Katherine Cabasan-Rose added: “She really was a dedicated nurse.

“The best description of nursing is her – a nurse that you would like to look after you if in case you were admitted in the hospital.

“She carries the pride of being a Filipino nurse."