Daniel (“Danny”) Francis McGeehanBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7563.356-a (Published 10 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:356
Daniel ("Danny") Francis McGeehanConsultant in emergency medicine Staffordshire District General Hospital (b 1950; q Leeds 1973), died from multiple injuries from a fall on Ben Klibreck, Highlands, on 9 September 2005.
Danny was born on 24 January 1950 in Chelsea. The eldest of four brothers, he attended the Salesian College in Chertsey, where he took his studies seriously but still found time to enjoy sports. His interest in cricket continued at Leeds, but medicine being his first love, he abandoned any aspiration to play at county level.
After qualification he worked in Yorkshire, where in 1976 he married Janice. After working in Norfolk and London, he undertook a period of postgraduate training in South Africa.
On his return to the United Kingdom he pursued his interest in patients with multiple injuries. In 1985 he became the first substantive consultant in emergency medicine to be appointed at the now University Hospital of North Staffordshire. After a brief return to Yorkshire as a consultant in Pontefract, his final appointment was to the Staffordshire District General Hospital.
Wherever he lived, Danny was an active member of the community. In Staffordshire he provided medical support for Newcastle Town Football Club and played an active part in the Army Medical Services (Territorial Army), serving in Iraq just before his death.
Danny’s love of rambling and hill walking drew him to holiday in the Scottish Highlands where, during his descent from the summit of Ben Klibreck, a fall claimed his life.
Danny passed on his knowledge and experience enthusiastically to all of his students: Friends and colleagues alike will sadly miss this passion for his work, along with his incisive wit and lively sense of fun.
Danny leaves Janice and their three children, Clare, Tessa, and Nicholas.
A party of family and friends will be marking the first anniversary of Danny’s death by walking up Ben Klibreck in the Scottish Highlands. [Peter McGeehan]
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