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In memory of a much respected colleague, Bob Ford

This week we’ve been saddened to learn that a much respected colleague at Nottingham Hospitals, Bob Ford, has sadly passed away.

Bob was a Senior Project Manager in the Capital team within Estates and Facilities at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – the team which takes care of both minor and major building works at our hospitals.

As a Charity team, we have got to know Bob over the years due to his involvement in some of our projects and campaigns, such as the creation of the Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre.

Bob was heavily involved in our Big iMRI Appeal and was instrumental in helping us realise our and the hospital’s vision of a purpose-built MRI suite and intra-operative MRI scanner at the Queen’s Medical Centre.

Bob worked tirelessly to help bring this project to fruition, helping us over many hurdles along the way. It is thanks in no small part to him, that young brain tumour patients at Nottingham Children’s Hospital can now receive the very best care, undergoing intra-operative MRI scans during their brain tumour surgery – giving them the best possible chance of a positive outcome.

He also helped set up our first ever Big QMC Abseil, making sure all the building and safety requirements were met for this unique fundraising event. He has been involved in a wide variety of charitably-funded projects, large and small, across both hospital campuses.

Bob was well-known and highly regarded by colleagues across Nottingham Hospitals, having worked across the hospital sites for more than 30 years. His knowledge was second to none and he made a huge contribution to the hospitals’ work. Over the last 20 years Bob carried out the complex project management of the installation of specialist radiology equipment, including CT, MRI and X-ray equipment.

As a team, we always found Bob incredibly helpful, friendly and hardworking. We at the Charity are so grateful to have worked with Bob over the years. He was instrumental in implementing complex projects and he will be greatly missed by us and so many others.