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Doctor passes away from coronavirus in Wiltshire

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed that one of their doctors has passed away after testing positive for coronavirus.

Chief Executive Kevin McNamara released the following statement:

“It gives me great sadness to announce the death of a member of our GWH family.

“Dr Edmond Adedeji, a locum registrar in the Emergency Department, died on Wednesday 8 April, aged 62.

"He was being cared for in the Intensive Care Unit having tested positive for COVID-19.

“Dr Adedeji had worked with us a locum registrar in the Emergency Department since August 2019 and was a respected and well-liked member of the team.

“His family have been informed and we ask that their privacy is respected at this extremely difficult time.

“On behalf of the whole Trust, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Edmond’s family.

"Our thoughts are with them, and his friends and colleagues at the Trust.”

The following statement has been released on behalf of Dr Adedeji's family:

“We as a family are grateful to God for the life of Dr Edmond Adefolu Adedeji.

"He died doing a job he loved, serving others before himself. 

"We would like to thank the staff and his colleagues for looking after him during his final days.

"He leaves behind a wife, three children and three grandchildren.”

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