‘Dedicated’ doctor dies after contracting Covid-19

An “energetic, hard-working, approachable and dedicated” doctor has died after testing positive for Covid-19.

Dr Abdel Wahab Babiker, 70, had worked as a consultant physician at Scarborough Hospital since August 2019.

He had been receiving care in hospital after contracting coronavirus and died on Monday.

Dr Ed Smith, director of acute, emergency and elderly medicine at Scarborough Hospital, said: “Dr Babiker was an extremely energetic, hard-working, approachable and dedicated doctor.

“He had a wealth of experience that he brought to bear in caring for our patients.

“He was particularly notable for his ‘can-do’ attitude and supportive nature, and was well liked by patients and staff alike.

“He will be sorely missed.”

Simon Morritt, chief executive of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, added: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of a member of our Scarborough Hospital team, and offer my condolences to Dr Babiker’s family.

“We are making sure that staff have access to any help and support they may need at this difficult time.”

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