Statement from Eastern Health - Vale Jill Dempsey

Monday, November 29, 2021

The Board, Executive and staff of Eastern Health mourn the sad death of our colleague and friend Gillian "Jill" Dempsey. 

Jill contracted COVID-19 and passed away in the Box Hill Hospital ICU on Sunday afternoon.

An incredibly caring wife and mother, Jill is survived by husband Michael and their three children.

Jill commenced work at Eastern Health in 2007 and has been an incredibly hard working and beloved night shift nurse in the Angliss Hospital Emergency Department. 

Her colleagues speak highly of the care, warmth and compassion that Jill demonstrated every day.

Her loss will reverberate around the tight-knit team at the Angliss Hospital and our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this time.

We respectfully request kindness, compassion and privacy at this time.