Three docs from Ontario hospital community die inside one week

A hospital community within the GTA is mourning the lack of three docs who died inside days of each other final week.

“It’s with deep unhappiness that Trillium Well being Companions mourns the lack of three of our physicians who lately handed away,” Spokesperson Amit Shilton instructed CTV Information Toronto in an announcement on Wednesday.

“Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie and Dr. Lorne Segall had been trusted colleagues who had been dedicated to caring for his or her sufferers and group.”

Trillium Well being, which operates hospitals in Toronto and Mississauga, mentioned rumors circulating on social media that the deaths had been associated to the COVID-19 vaccine are false.

“The rumors circulating on social media is solely not true. Their passings weren’t associated to the COVID-19 vaccine,” Shilton mentioned.

On July 17, Dr. Lorne Segall, a 49-year-old otolaryngologist at Credit score Valley Hospital, handed away after a “ridiculously unfair and arduous fought year-long battle with superior lung most cancers,” his obituary reads.

He was an “adored” husband of twenty-two years and the “devoted” father of a 16, 14 and 9 yr outdated.

“He shared many pursuits together with his kids together with an arcane degree of automotive data, a love of Air Jordans, a enchant for all issues Marvel and truly all motion pictures, spectacular gaming experience, health and tremendous jackedness, comedian books and meals data,” his obituary says.

A day in a while July 18, Dr. Stephen McKenzie, a neurologist who joined Trillium Well being almost 40 years in the past, died. He was one of many neurology division’s founding members and took on a powerful curiosity in medical schooling.

“Dr. McKenzie was a caring, form and mild man, who really loved life,” his memorial discover reads.

In accordance with McKenzie’s workplace, he had been “significantly in poor health” main as much as his loss of life and his workplace was completely closed. The character of his sickness was not disclosed.

Dr. Jakub Sawicki accomplished his household medication coaching at Credit score Valley and went on to develop into a member of the Trillium Well being surgical help crew in 2014. A memorial discover distributed on July 21 says Sawicki developed a ardour for ache medication and later grew to become the medical director of ache medication clinics within the area. His funeral happened the next day.

“Dr. Sawicki was a form and nice particular person, and he’ll at all times be remembered for having a smile on his face.”