University Hospital Southampton has today confirmed the death of a member of staff, Mike Brown, aged 61, who had tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on admission to Southampton General Hospital.
Mike, a linen porter who had been with the organisation for 20 years, had an underlying health condition and sadly passed away after receiving treatment in our critical care unit in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Paula Head, chief executive of UHS, said: “Mike had been with our hospital for 20 years and played a significant role supporting services that enable patients to receive great care and experiences.
“He was well-recognised and popular with so many staff, once nominated by colleagues for a Hospital Heroes award for always going above and beyond and he often shared his good sense of humour with everyone around.
“Our thoughts are with Mike’s partner, Sandy, and his family and he will remain fondly in our thoughts, particularly those of his close colleagues and the staff he worked with on the wards regularly.”
Posted on Thursday 30 April 2020