Tributes paid to cyclist who died in road tragedy

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Health bosses have paid tributes to Kate Burge, the physiotherapist who died in an accident on Monday night.

Kate Burge was cycling when she died in an accident on the main road in Kirk Michael.

The Department of Health and Social Care extended its condolences to her family and friends.

Director of nursing, midwifery and therapies at Noble’s Hospital Bev Critchlow said: ‘Kate was a valued and much loved member of staff.

‘Her commitment and dedication to her patients always shone through and her loss will come as a shock to many in the Health Service, not least her close colleagues in the physiotherapy department.

‘We are so sad today. All of our thoughts are with Kate’s family, friends and close colleagues at this difficult time.’

Minister for Health and Social Care, Howard Quayle MHK, said: ‘I was deeply saddened when I heard the news of Kate’s death.

‘I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to Kate’s family and we will do all we can to support them as well as Kate’s colleagues within the department who are understandably shocked and deeply saddened by the news.’

Police identified Kate yesterday . Click here to read that story.

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