Manjeet Singh Riyat, 52, sadly passed away on Monday at the Royal Derby Hospital where he worked.
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) said Mr Riyat – who was the UK’s first Sikh A&E consultant – was widely respected across the NHS.
The trust’s chief executivem Gavin Boyle said he was an “incredibly charming person, well loved and would be missed immensely. Mr Riyat was instrumental in building the Emergency Medicine Service in Derbyshire over the past two decades.”
Susie Hewitt, an emergency medicine consultant at the hospital, said, “Manjeet was enormously valued and much loved as a colleague, supervisor and mentor as well as for his wise council and discreet support in tough times. For many, Manjeet was considered the father of the current Emergency Department in Derby and many more will reflect on how his inspiration has shaped their own careers.”
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