• ITV News Meridian were among the media invited to film the funeral procession today. You can watch our report here:

"He put a smile on my face when I came to work, I will miss him".

Colleague of Mike Brown

Hundreds of NHS staff have lined the streets of Southampton to pay their respects to a hospital porter who died from Coronavirus.

Mike Brown had worked for Southampton General Hospital for 20 years and was well known for his hard work and sense of humour.

His funeral was a private event, but his colleagues wanted to give their tribute and clapped as his funeral procession passed by the hospital. Mike's family gave permission for the media to film.

“Mike had been with our hospital for 20 years and played a significant role supporting services that enable patients to receive great care and experiences.

Paula Head, chief executive of UHS