NHS consultant dies of coronavirus after testing positive for Covid-19

An NHS consultant who had tested positive for coronavirus has died from Covid-19, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton have confirmed.

Consultant Amged El-Hawrani, 55, succumbed to the disease on Saturday at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester after testing positive for coronavirus.

Mr El-Hawrani was an associate clinical director and ear, nose and throat consultant at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

A spokesman for Amged’s family said he was a “much-loved husband, son, father, brother and friend.”

They said he viewed his “role as a doctor as one of life’s most noble pursuits” and “had so many responsibilities but never complained.

Chief Executive of the NHS Trust, Gavin Boyle, confirmed the death in a statement and described him as an "extremely hard working consultant and ENT trainer".

Mr Boyle said: "Mr El-Hawrani, known to his colleagues as Amged, was an extremely hard working consultant and ENT trainer who was well liked at the trust and particularly at Queen’s Hospital, Burton, where he worked.

"Amged played a leading role in the merger between the hospitals in Burton and Derby and helped bring the two clinical teams together.

"He was keen to support colleagues outside of ENT and was well known across a wide number of departments.

"He was known for his dedication and commitment to his patients. He had also raised funds for the hospitals, including climbing in the Himalayas with a group of friends some years ago.

"The whole trust family is desperately saddened at losing Amged who was such a valued and much loved colleague.

"On behalf of everyone here at the trust, including our patients and the communities we serve, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to his family.

"We would also like to thank our colleagues at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust for their professionalism and the compassionate care they have shown for Amged and his family.”

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