A doctor of “good humor” known for his “great personality” died after being tested positive for the coronavirus.
Dr. Thomas Oelmann, 57, was tested for Covid-19 while being treated for a dissecting aortic aneurysm at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.
The after-hours doctor died on April 23, leaving behind his partner Nenita and six siblings.
DHU Health Care, the nonprofit company where he worked, said that staff “will deeply feel their loss.”
It is understood that Dr. Oelmann’s funeral took place Friday at the Gilroes cemetery and that the hearse passed the health care company on the way, reports the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
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An e-mail sent to his colleagues indicated that he approached his role with “good humor”.
He said, “Every time Thomas was on duty, everyone knew it. She was a great personality and always ready to cuddle her bear. “
Stephen Bateman, CEO of DHU Health Care, said: “It is in times like this that we need to come together … and support each other.
“There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our people as we come together on the front line in the fight against this virus.”
Saurabh Johri, the company’s clinical director, said, “Thomas has been a regular and out-of-hours family member in his various forms for many years.
“Thomas was also a teacher. He supported us all in his role as clinical manager, approaching this role with patience, calm and good humor.
“I know that in particular our triage nurses will deeply feel his loss. “
A Just Giving page was created in his memory to raise funds for Philippines Covid Aid.
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