Tributes have been paid to a 'kind and caring' Oxfordshire hospital worker who has died from coronavirus.

Peter Gough, who passed away on Tuesday from Covid-19, worked as an administration assistant for Oxford Univerity Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the John Radcliffe and Horton.

In a statement today the trust said the 56-year-old worked in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and before that in Neurosciences. 

It added: "Peter was a well-liked colleague who was kind and caring.

"He played an important role in supporting the delivery of seamless patient care through his work in ensuring patient documentation was readily available.

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"He also supported the clinical team with general administrative tasks. He was an asset to the team, who will be greatly missed."

It added colleagues described Mr Gough as very hardworking, conscientious, always happy to help others out, and someone who enjoyed his job. 

Terry Roberts, chief people pfficer at OUH, said: "Our thoughts at this very sad time are with Peter’s family, as well as with his friends and colleagues throughout the Trust. 

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"Peter spent his working life as a dedicated public servant, joining the NHS after a long period working at HMRC. We are all grateful for his service. He will be missed."

The trust said 'everything possible' is being done to support his colleagues and staff who cared for him.

In a personal message to all staff, OUH chief executive Dr Bruno Holthof and chairman Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery, said: "Any loss of a member of the OUH family affects us all.

"We are one team at OUH and we will support each other through these difficult times. We are very sorry to be bringing you such sad news."