A London skin care expert who saved the lives of at least nine people after being stabbed has died at the age of 78.
Dr Mary Elizabeth McGovern, who had been a consultant in the NHS for a number of years, died on Thursday at her home in Oxfordshire.
She had been treated for an aggressive form of pneumonia.
Her husband, Dr Andrew McGovern told the BBC that her life was in “tatters” and that she had “no idea” where she was.
Dr McGovern had been working in the London Olympics, where she had been given the task of treating patients.
She was one of three nurses working in a team to deal with the emergency of more than 40 patients who had taken their lives following a stabbing at the Olympic Park on Sunday night.
The team treated more than 50 people.
The first of the patients, a woman, died at 3am and the second at 5am, with the third at 6am.
The London Ambulance Service said the first of its four paramedics who treated the first patient, who was a man, was rushed to hospital after she was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife.
She later died from her injuries.
A woman and her four children are being cared for by the family of the second victim.
The Metropolitan Police said the woman, from Bury St Edmunds, had been “unusually violent” and was found lying on the ground by a police officer after being arrested on suspicion of murder.
She remains in a serious but stable condition.
Police said they were treating the death as a suspected murder.
Dr James McGovern was a specialist in skin care, and had worked in the UK for nearly 40 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr Mary Elizabeth, and two sons.