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GPs pay tribute to Shefford Health Centre’s Dr Shiv Sekaran

13 March 2017


Ivel Valley GPs paid tribute to Dr Shiv Sekaran from Dr Cakebread and Partners, Shefford today, following the news of his sudden death.

Well-respected by patients and GPs alike, Dr Sekaran (48) was known as ‘a GP who never left his hat at work’.  He studied medicine in Madras, India and after a career as an Anaesthetist, joined Dr Cakebread and Partners in Shefford where he practised for 14 years.

Dr Sekaran passed away in hospital in the early hours of Saturday 11 March after developing sepsis.  Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection injures its own tissues and organs.

In a tribute to his colleague, Dr William Hollington, Ivel Valley Locality Chair for Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said:

“I am devastated to hear of the tragic death of Dr Shiv Sekaran at the weekend.  Shiv was well regarded and respected by patients and colleagues alike.  He showed great commitment to our local system by working both at his practice and for our local Out Of Hours service, M-Doc.  In addition, he had leadership roles in both, being a Partner at his practice and a director of M-Doc. The strength of feeling shown in the comments left on the practice Facebook site are a testament to the kind of doctor that he was. We have lost a competent, caring and compassionate colleague. 

“My heart goes out to Shiv's family at this terrible time, and I also offer my condolences to staff at Dr Cakebread and Partners and M-Doc for their loss.”

A book of condolence has been opened at Shefford Health Centre and Dr Sekaran’s family have set up a JustGiving page to raise money and awareness for Sepsis Trust UK in his memory: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/drshivsekaran 

Dr Shiv Sekaran is survived by his wife, daughter and two step-daughters.

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