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Colleagues remember the ‘nicest and kindest’ gentleman you could ever meet

Friday February 19, 2021


A ‘well respected and kind’ colleague, Phil Lock, has sadly died after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The 56-year-old father of four worked at Western Sussex Hospitals for two years as a staff minibus driver. He joined the Trust in January 2019 as part of the Green Travel Plan improvements.

Tributes have been paid by many of his colleagues with Phil being described as one of the ‘nicest and kindest’ gentlemen you could ever meet.

Phil’s wife Yasmin said: “We are all overcome with grief at the loss of our Phil to Covid-19. He was a gentle giant and so very caring to NHS colleagues. He was so loving and kind and always happy to help. He would take time to feed the foxes on the hospital site and was referred to as ‘Dr Dolittle’ by his colleagues.”

David McLaughlin, Director of Estates & Facilities said: “The news of Phil’s death was hard for us all, but especially difficult for the green travel team who worked alongside him on a daily basis. Our sincerest thoughts are with Phil’s loved ones at this sad time.”

The Trust’s Chaplaincy team is organising a virtual memorial service for his colleagues to remember him.


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