Westleigh Medical Centre and NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group are sad to announce the death of Dr Deepak Trivedi on Sunday 20th September. Dr Trivedi was a valued local GP, a member of the CCG’s Governing Body and Ex-National President of the British International Doctors’ Association.
Born and qualified in India, Dr Deepak became a GP because he believed it to be a noble career. He was a GP in Wigan Borough since 1982, offering over 30 years of his life and career to helping meet the needs of our Borough’s patients. He cared about his work and about his patients deeply, and has touched many lives, being there for his patients at their times of need, their times of pain and their times of loss.
As well as being a family doctor, Dr Trivedi wanted to support the improvement of all NHS services for the patients of the Borough. To this end, , during his career he worked with the Local Medical Committee, chaired Leigh Primary Care Group before finally he became a Governing Body member of the CCG in 2012 and has continued to serve our Borough since. He wanted to help the patients of the Borough get the best NHS care in the country and believed through constant improvement we could deliver that and improve the health of all our patients and residents.
Many of his colleagues, from the Borough and beyond, will remember times when he has offered words of wisdom and inspiration, proving himself to be a natural teacher and mentor and dedicated to encouraging people to develop and learn. All of the people who knew him will remember his infectious laugh and his ever-present sense of humour.
Dr Trivedi leaves behind his much loved and loving wife Dr Alka Trivedi, his loving son and daughter Alankar and Anita and his two wonderful grandsons.
Dr Trivedi’s wife, Dr Alka Trivedi, says:
“At 11pm on the Saturday night he was lively and happy as usual. The next morning at 10.20 with no complaints, he left us. God always wants nice people with him and he wants them soon. So he has left us and gone to god. He wanted to go while working because he loved his job.”
Dr Tim Dalton, Local GP and Chair of Wigan Borough CCG, says:
“I was saddened to hear this news from Dr Trivedi’s wife. He will be sorely missed by his colleagues at his practice and also those here at the CCG. To me he was more than just a colleague; he was a friend and a trusted source of advice and experienced counsel, especially during my early years as a GP. I will miss his wisdom and his dry wit; I will miss his friendship. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”
Trish Anderson, Chief Officer of Wigan Borough CCG, says:
“It was with great personal sadness that I heard the news of Dr Trivedi’s death. Like many people, I have known him for over 20 years. He was a source of wise counsel and ongoing personal support to me and I shall miss him. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his wife and family at this time.”
The Practice Patient Participation Group, say,
“Dr Trivedi will be missed by the PPG as a group and also as our own GP. He was a very charismatic and knowledgeable man who worked in the best interests of his patients. We send out best wishes and continued support to Mrs Trivedi and family.”
Sir Ian McCartney, Chair of Healthwatch Wigan, says,
“When he entered the room his smile and personality blossomed to the point we were all perked up even before the meeting started. His passing is a hammer blow to his wife, family and close friends, but also shocking for his patients and the families who have relied on his professionalism and common humanity across the generations of local families.”
The staff at the practice were shocked and saddened when they heard the news. They have worked with Dr Trivedi for a long time and will miss his ready smile, his sense of humour and his booming voice coming into the surgery. The whole team offers their sympathy to Mrs Trivedi and family.
If you would like to pay your respects to Dr Deepak Trivedi, there will be a Book of Condolence opened by the CCG at Wigan Life Centre on College Avenue. Please ring 01942 482711 for further information.