HOSPITAL bosses have paid a moving tribute to one of their workers, a 39-year-old electrician who has died after contracting Covid-19.

The North Cumbria Integrated Care (NCIC) NHS Trust has said "there are no words sufficient to describe our loss" following the death of father-of-two Michael Wilson, who was part of the trust's estates team, based at the Carleton Clinic in Carlisle.

Mr Wilson died on Saturday.

The trust said in a statement this afternoon: "It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Michael Wilson.

"There are no words sufficient to describe our loss, however, we wanted to express the high regard and esteem Michael was held in by his colleagues and wider staff within the trust.

"Michael was known to be a most generous-spirited man who was kind, cheerful and always there to support those around him.

"His professionalism and character were such a positive asset to our local NHS, he was a fully valued member of the team and will be very sadly missed by all his colleagues and those he knew across the trust.

"Our thoughts are with his wife Kimberley, his two children Harry, 12 and Arabella, seven, and their wider family and friends."