Professor George Haycock has died.
George was a senior reg in Bristol and paediatric nephrologist Southmead 1976-9. Many of the SWPC of that vintage will have known him. A long malignant illness.
His colleague Chris Reid, Guys, writes:
"I am very sorry to inform you that Professor George Haycock died on Thursday July 19th.
I am sure everyone who had the privilege of knowing George will be saddened by this news.
He was a brilliant nephrologist, a great and wise colleague, a wonderful and humorous raconteur, and an unfailingly kind and encouraging doctor to his patients and their families."
Dr. Tim Chambers adds: "I confirm the last - one learns a lot about people when one takes over their practice. He was one of the rare breed of paediatrician/scientists."
The President of SWPC on behalf of members who knew and worked with him extends sympathy to his family .
Dr. Tim Chambers
It was announced in the Western Daily Press that Dr. Chambers has been awarded the OBE for services to paediatrics. Tim has been a guiding light in the service of child health in the West Country and nationally he has been an important influence and contributor to the development of the service and the RCPCH. The SWPC extends warmest congratulations on this prestigious honour.
Dr. Beryl Corner