A housekeeper at Watford General Hospital who went “above and beyond” his roles, has died after testing positive for Covid-19.

The West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS trust have confirmed that Momudou Dibba, who worked at the trust for seven years, died last Wednesday (April 29).

The housekeeper joined the trust in 2013 and was mainly known for serving Letchmore ward, and more recently Langley ward before his death.

According to the trust, Mr Dibba also took on other roles at the hospital including working in the reception at the Emergency Surgery Assessment Unit (ESAU) after his shifts finished and at weekends.

In a tribute paying respect to Mr Dibba, the trust has said: “Anyone who knew Mo would know how kind, caring and considerate he was to patients and staff.

“He would go above and beyond for everyone, organising staff leaving parties and supporting everyone in their roles. He will be sorely missed.”

This marks the seventh confirmed Covid-19 death of NHS workers who were either working, or formerly working at the hospital trust.

Last week, a memorial was set up at the TeamWestHerts Sanctuary in Vicarage Road to pay their respects to six workers.

This includes:

• Sharad Bhatt, who worked in the central booking team for outpatients’ appointments before contracting the virus.

John Alagos, a nursing assistant who died on April 3.

Khalid Jamil, a healthcare assistant who died on April 14. Some workers have since spoken about Mr Jamil's death.

Wilma Banaag, also known as Ate Wilma, a nurse who died on April 17.

• Stephanie Wilcocks, who worked as a matron and ward sister at both Watford and St Albans hospitals before retiring in 2005.

Dr Alfa Saadu, who worked as a consultant physician at the trust between 1994 and 2011 and came back from retirement to fight the virus at Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welwyn. He died on March 31.