Richard Douglas Jack

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:450

Anaesthetist and medical director Wexham Park Hospital, Slough (b Vancouver, Canada, 1936; q McGill University, Montreal, 1962; FFARCS), died from congestive heart failure on 9 July 2006.

Richard emigrated from Canada in 1968 as he was concerned about inequalities in medical care in his home country. He was a consultant anaesthetist at Wexham Park Hospital for 30 years before becoming medical director in 2005. From 1991 to 1998 he initiated innovative annual refresher courses for doctors in the Baltic states, Russia and Belarus. He also initiated courses for hospital management in Belarus from 1994 and held a course on regional anaesthesia for obstetrics in the Urals region. In the 1980s and 1990s he was an examiner for the European Academy of Anaesthesiology. He lectured in Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, and Sweden. He leaves a wife, Adrienne, and three children.

[Polly Adams]


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