Andrew James Hay

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 19 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6078
  1. Roger Evans,
  2. Shona Hay

Andrew James Hay started his microbiology training initially at North Manchester General Hospital, then in London, rotating through the London Hospital (now Royal London), University College Hospital, and finally St Bartholomew’s. In 1992 he took up his first consultant post at King’s College Hospital, London, specialising in infection control. He moved to Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, in 1995 and spent 16 happy years as the consultant microbiologist and infection control doctor for NHS Highland. Diagnosed in July 2010 with a brain tumour, Andrew continued to work through much of his treatment in the subject that he loved. He was an example and inspiration to his colleagues, always keeping his dry sense of humour. He leaves Shona, his wife of 22 years, and Stephen, their son.


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6078


  • Consultant microbiologist (b 1960; q Edinburgh 1984), died from glioblastoma multiforme on 29 January 2012.

View Abstract

Sign in

Log in through your institution

Free trial

Register for a free trial to to receive unlimited access to all content on for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial