Obituaries

Yvonne Edmonstone

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6623 (Published 07 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6623
  1. Jane Morris, Tim Agnew

Yvonne Edmonstone (née Hay) was a humane and thoughtful psychiatrist and psychotherapist, held in the highest regard and affection by colleagues and patients alike. Her easy, yet infectiously enthusiastic, manner and sense of humour were valued not only by those who knew her professionally but also by everyone who came into contact with her socially.

Yvonne demonstrated extraordinary generosity of spirit, both professionally and personally. She was someone who really would “go the extra mile.” She encouraged, mentored, and otherwise inspired many clinicians from different professional backgrounds to fulfil their respective potentials. She always had time for her colleagues despite her frenetic schedule, while her engaging nature brightened many a dull day at work and many a social occasion besides.

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