Two more NHS workers die from coronavirus as medical staff death toll rises to 21 – The Sun

TWO more NHS staff have died from the coronavirus, bringing the total death toll of health workers to 21.

The two men worked as porters at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, according to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Tributes have already been paid by colleagues.

A Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spokesman said: "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the deaths of two members of staff, both of whom were porters at the John Radcliffe Hospital and both married to members of our nursing teams.

"Both men were popular and hard-working members of our fantastic team of porters at the John Radcliffe Hospital. They will be sorely missed by their colleagues as well as family and friends in the wider community.

"Our thoughts are with their wives and families as well as their close colleagues. The families have asked that their privacy be respected at this very sad time.

"As colleagues we will be supporting both families as best we can through their loss and we know that they will also be supported by the wonderful Filippino (sic) Community here in Oxford in which both families play a significant part.

They added: "We are also offering support to all their colleagues and reminding all staff about the services and advice that are available to them."


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