Tributes paid after death of doctor

Dr Deepak Trivedi
Dr Deepak Trivedi

TRIBUTES have been paid following the sudden death of one borough’s best known doctors.

Dr Deepak Trivedi, 65, passed away on Sunday. He leaves a wife Dr Alka Trivedi, and son and daughter Alankar and Anita and his two grandsons.

At 11pm on 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 Alka Trivedi

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’s wife, Dr Alka, said: “At 11pm on 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, said: “I was saddened to hear this news. 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.”

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.

The service will be held on Saturday October 3, at 12noon at Howe Bridge Crematorium, Atherton.

The family have asked for no flowers please but if anyone would like to give a donation to Wigan and Leigh Hospice they would be very grateful.