Frank Dobson and Barts
11th December 2019
One month ago today, Former Secretary of State for Health Frank Dobson passed away. He had a special link with Barts Hospital, as well as with the Guild itself. He is pictured here, for example, receiving a gift from former Guild Honorary Secretary, Jenny Jeyarajah. Andrew Phillips, former Guild chairman, writes the following of him:
The 1990s had seen Barts’ existence under threat countered by great defence from the Save Barts Campaign in which the leadership skill of its chairman, Wendy Mead formerly Guild Vice-Chairman and Trustee, played an important part. Frank agreed with the Campaign and lived to see his decision wonderfully vindicated by the building of the new block for heart and cancer medical services at Barts and the further development of Barts as an internationally renowned hospital.