David Carter, CEO, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is with extreme regret that I confirm the sad news that we have lost another of our colleagues, Graham Thorne, who passed away at Bedford Hospital over the weekend.
“Graham worked at Bedford Hospital for four years as a Maintenance Craftsman and was a well-respected member of our Estates Team.
“Graham fell ill at the end of March and self-isolated. A few days later his condition worsened and he was admitted to Bedford Hospital, where he tested positive for Covid-19.
“Graham was a quiet and friendly member of the team who was incredibly diligent at his work and who will be greatly missed.
“We are saddened to lose another much loved member of the Bedfordshire Hospitals family and our thoughts and condolences are with Graham’s family and colleagues at this incredibly sad time. We ask that the family’s privacy is respected at this time.”