Michael LeveauxBMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4014 (Published 22 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4014
- Geoffrey Holmes
Michael Leveaux was appointed in 1959, developed his interest in cardiology, and built up a department containing state of the art equipment and highly trained technicians. He participated in the acute take, and his opinion was valued by a wide spectrum of colleagues. He was encouraging and generous to everyone, regardless of their status, and his cheerful trademark greetings would include “Dear boy” or “Bless your heart.”
He had great foresight and arranged for a ward to be converted for use as a palliative care facility. He spearheaded fundraising so that a building in the city could be converted into a hospice.
He was heavily involved in civic life, particularly as a deputy lieutenant of Derbyshire. He served as county director of St John Ambulance Brigade for nine years and appointed a justice of the peace for 20 years from 1969.
He leaves his wife, Eve; four children; and two grandchildren.
Former consultant physician Derbyshire Royal Infirmary (b 1922; q Westminster Hospital 1945; MD Lond, FRCP Lond), d 3 January 2016.
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