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Tributes have been paid to a “loving and kind” porter who died from Covid-19 at the hospital where he worked.

John Jackson, 52, known as Adam, had worked in theatres at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where he was employed by Sodexo.

Mr Jackson, from Trent Vale on the outskirts of Stoke, died on February 7.

Tracy Bullock, University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) NHS Trust’s chief executive, said: “It is with deepest sadness that I announce the death of John Jackson, a porter at University Hospital of North Midlands, from Covid-19.”

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