Jenny Lennox (née Ackroyd)

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 14 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:921

Consultant general and vascular surgeon Harlow (b 1950; q Cambridge/Middlesex Hospital, London, 1974; MA, MChir, FRCS), d 5 September 2004.

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Jenny was the first female surgical registrar and senior registrar at St Thomas's Hospital. She was appointed as consultant surgeon in general and vascular surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow in 1987 and developed a particular interest in day surgery. There was no dedicated day unit there so she and a band of helpers raised the funds to build one. Her most recent interest had been the building of a new surgical wing at the hospital, due to be opened by the health secretary next month. It is to be called the Jenny Ackroyd Surgical Wing. She leaves a husband, Malcolm, and two children.

[M S Lennox]


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