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Scarborough Hospital Doctor Dies From Coronavirus

Scarborough Hospital Doctor Dies From Coronavirus

Published by Karen Liu at 12:35pm 19th May 2020.

A Scarborough Hospital consultant physician has died after testing positive for Coronavirus.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed the death of Dr. Abdel Wahab Babiker, age 70, who had been receiving care in hospital for COVID-19.

Dr Babiker had worked as a consultant physician at Scarborough Hospital since August 2019.

Dr Ed Smith, Director of Acute, Emergency and Elderly Medicine for Scarborough Hospital, said:

“Dr Babiker was an extremely energetic, hard-working, approachable and dedicated doctor.  He had a wealth of experience that he brought to bear in caring for our patients.

He was particularly notable for his ‘can-do’ attitude and supportive nature, and was well liked by patients and staff alike.  He will be sorely missed.”

Simon Morritt, Chief Executive of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of a member of our Scarborough Hospital team, and offer my condolences to Dr Babiker’s family.

 We are making sure that staff have access to any help and support they may need at this difficult time.”

Dr Babiker passed away yesterday (Monday 18th May).

The Trust will not be commenting further and asks for the privacy of the family to be respected, in line with their wishes.

 

 

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TERESA PATTERSON, on 19th May 2020 2:24pm
So sorry to hear another NHS worker as died again we all
Should do the right thing and stay at home.as much as possible
And not drive for miles for a hot spot my thoughts are with
His family and work colleages at this sad time we will all clap
hard on thursday for you all

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