Farewell To Hospital Hero, Medics Join Hundreds In Streets For Salute To Porter

Daily Express|May 30, 2020

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Farewell To Hospital Hero, Medics Join Hundreds In Streets For Salute To Porter
NHS staff formed a guard of honour yesterday as the funeral cortege of a beloved porter passed the hospital where he worked for 20 years.
Chris Riches

Mike Brown, who died from coronavirus last month at the age of 61, was clapped by his colleagues, many of whom were in tears.

Paula Head, chief executive of University Hospital Southampton, led the applause as hundreds lined the streets.

She said: “Mike was known for his cheeky sense of humour and the fact he always wore shorts. He was also prepared to test out new restaurants and pubs and come back and report to the team. Our thoughts are with Mike’s partner Sandy and his family.” His brother Jeff said Mike was a “lovable guy who had time for anyone”.

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May 30, 2020