Colleagues celebrate life of doctor at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital who died of COVID-19

PUBLISHED: 09:13 21 August 2020 | UPDATED: 09:13 21 August 2020

Colleagues gathered outside Stevenage's Lister Hospital to celebrate the life of doctor Abdorreza Sedghi, who died of COVID-19 in May. Picture: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Colleagues gathered outside Stevenage's Lister Hospital to celebrate the life of doctor Abdorreza Sedghi, who died of COVID-19 in May. Picture: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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A celebration of life was held yesterday at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital for a doctor who died of COVID-19 in May.

Doctor Abdorreza Sedghi was a GP at Stevenage's Lister Hospital. Picture: East and North Hertfordshire NHS TrustDoctor Abdorreza Sedghi was a GP at Stevenage's Lister Hospital. Picture: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Doctor Abdorreza Sedghi, who was a GP at Lister, contracted coronavirus in April and passed away at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge on May 27.

The Iranian doctor came to the UK to pursue a career in general practice and joined the Central Herts GP Training Scheme in August 2019.

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Yesterday, colleagues gathered in the grounds of Lister to pay tribute to Abdy, as he was known, in a socially-distanced emotional event.

He was described as lovable, caring and popular by those who knew him best. Colleagues also praised his skills as a doctor – curious, intelligent and caring, never satisfied until a diagnosis was made, and always learning.

Nick Carver, chief executive of the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs Lister, said: “Dr Sedghi represented the very best of the NHS, as he cared for the people of this area, showing devotion, warmth and humanity – taking the time to understand his patients’ problems and concerns.

“He made an impact with his charisma and personality, and made a difference to people. As we celebrate his memory, let us resolve to emulate his example and strive to better serve our fellow men and women.”


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