Tracy Bullock, Chief Executive at UHNM said: “It is with a heavy heart and deepest sadness that I announce the death of Mark Elliott, a porter at University Hospital of North Midlands, from Covid-19.
“Mark had worked as a porter at Royal Stoke University Hospital for more than five years and he will be sadly missed by all his colleagues at UHNM.”
Mark, 64, of Stoke-on-Trent, was employed by Sodexo. He died at Royal Stoke on 14 February 2021.
Louise Durose, Logistics and Waste Manager at Sodexo, said: “Mark had been a valued member of the team for some time. He was known for his infectious sense of humour and ability to make anyone smile. He was hardworking and caring in everything he did and a much loved member of the portering and Discharge Lounge families.”
Mark’s brother Shaun Elliott said: “Mark was a family man who had been with his wife Sandra since they were teenagers, they have three beautiful children, Ian, Sarah and Simon and the whole family are devastated. Mark was a huge Stoke City fan who took great joy in watching his team and he recently received an award for his kindness which he found overwhelming.”