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Anthony O'Reiley (died 12 August 2020) was a male resident of Holby.

Biography

On 28 December 2019, Anthony's father Joe was admitted to the ED due to experiencing chest pains. Anthony was concerned that his father was suffering from cancer (having lost his mother to cancer in the past), even though Rashid Masum assured him that it wasn't cancer. Deeply affected by the death of Mason Reede earlier, Rash was initially brusque and cold towards Anthony who began to warm up to him, as they both shared an interest in cycling. However as Rash and Ethan Hardy struggled to understand why Joe's condition was worsening, Anthony became very anxious and began stressing, which resulted in Rash snapping at him.

Later, Rash learned that the CPAP and oxygen were the reason why Joe was deteriorating (due to his history as a chain-smoker, as Anthony had told him earlier) and they were able to confirm that Joe was suffering from COPD. Rash relayed this information to Anthony who was initially aloof and still upset by Rash's outburst, but later on, as Rash was leaving, Anthony thanked Rash by hugging him. Due to his autism, Anthony didn't tolerate physical contact unless it was from his father, so this gesture meant a lot coming from him. Deeply moved and unable to hold it together after the day's traumatic events, Rash burst into tears. (CAS: Episode 1155)

On 30 July 2020, Anthony returned to the ED to be treated for symptoms of COVID-19. Apart from being slightly short of breath, Anthony seemed relatively fine and believed that his hay fever was simply acting up. While being treated by Rash, the two caught up and exchanged pleasantries. However, while on his way to the toilet, Anthony collapsed and was taken to resus, where it was discovered that Anthony had in fact contracted COVID-19 and it had been attacking his body through silent hypoxia. Anthony was admitted to ICU but the damage to his lungs was too severe, and after 13 days, he was taken off life support. (CAS: Episode 1182)

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