Dr Yusuf Patel

Dear all,

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to inform you of the sad loss of Dr Yusuf Ismail Patel GP Principal and founder of Woodgrange NHS Medical Practice. After a valiant struggle with Covid, Dr Patel finally succumbed to his illness on Monday 20th April. This is a tragic loss to all his family, friends, colleagues and patients. The pain is immeasurable. He has touched and enriched many lives and we miss him dearly. We understand that many of you will want to send condolences and best wishes. Your message will be received at the practice.

 

About Dr Yusuf Patel, our Partner, Colleague, Friend

Doctor Yusuf Ismail Patel, was a larger than life character who worked tirelessly to serve his community. He passed away on Monday 20th April 2020, aged 61, after valiantly battling COVID- 19. This go fund me page has been created by his family to continue his legacy by honouring charitable causes dear to him.

The charities chosen by Dr Yusuf’s family are as follows:

Islamic Relief
Ummah Welfare Trust
Alzheimer's Society
Cancer Research UK
Versus Arthritis

 
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

“Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth; and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people)”. [Sahih Muslim]

 
Message from the family:

"Our father was one of the most compassionate, loving and fun human beings you could ever know. He served his community as a GP for over 30 years, but he was so much more than that; the working day was forever for his patients, but the rest of the time was for everyone else.

To us, he was just ‘dad’, the best father we could have asked for. He enjoyed family holidays, passionately attended West Ham United matches with friends, was the life and soul of every celebration, but equally loved a good snooze and book! His smile was infectious, and we are very proud to be his children; we are who we are because of our incredible parents, and hope to honour him in every aspect of our lives in’sha’Allah. He was a beloved family man to all of his many relatives, a respected member of the community, a trustworthy friend, and a brilliant mentor to so many. We will miss him dearly; this is not just our loss, but one for every heart that he has touched." 
Nasima, Grandma, Rumaysa, Ahmed, Maariyah & Kinza (family cat)

 
Message from colleagues at Woodgrange Medical Practice:

"Yusuf was a great colleague, a committed leader and well respected in the wider community. He founded and ran a CQC outstanding GP practice in one of the most challenged and deprived boroughs. His last words to us were to carry on the fight against this illness together. We miss him and can’t describe our loss. We won’t let Yusuf down and will continue his legacy. We won’t give up - Yusuf wouldn’t have." 
Dr Parmar, Dr Naqvi & all at the practice

 
Message from colleagues at Woodgrange Medical Practice:

"Yusuf was a great colleague, a committed leader and well respected in the wider community. He founded and ran a CQC outstanding GP practice in one of the most challenged and deprived boroughs. His last words to us were to carry on the fight against this illness together. We miss him and can’t describe our loss. We won’t let Yusuf down and will continue his legacy. We won’t give up - Yusuf wouldn’t have." 
Dr Parmar, Dr Naqvi & all at the practice

 
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