May 3, 2016, 10:42 AM
I stand here today on behalf of the staff of Westfield Clinic, and with a sad heart to pay tribute to Dr. Lenrie Peters, our much loved Medical Director, a distinguished surgeon and a literary giant. Dr. Lenrie Peters joined the staff of
His specialty was general surgery but he also did general medical work. He became Director in 1995 and was Director up until his death in May 2009.
Dr. Peters was a colossus. He towered over us at
He was a voracious reader who read even in between consultations. Dr. Peters was someone others depended on, as is accounted for by his numerous anonymous philanthropic gestures to the staff, students, and to the community at large.
He had a very good relationship with his colleagues even the most junior.
Under Dr. Peter's Directorship Westfield clinic continued to grow in all areas of service delivery, consistent with its status as the pioneer of Private Practice in the
Dr. Peter's relationship with his staff, the love and bond between him and us was best demonstrated during the illness that led to his death. The entire Staff stood by him and stayed by him till the very end. From the time he was in bed at his home, to the time he was moved to
Even when he was moved to the ICU at RVTH there was always a member of staff with him, and a nurse from
In the year 2000, during a conversation with Dr. Peters he assured me that, if ever I decided to venture into private Medical Practice a place was available for me at Westfield Clinic. After a brief reflection I freed myself from public service and accepted the offer and joined Westfield Clinic.
On the 25th of May 2009, in the absence of Dr. Lenri Peters due to illness, I became the Acting Medical Director of
I am deeply honored by the challenges before me and humbled by the goodness of these Gentlemen (Dr. S. J. Palmer and Dr. Lenrie Peters) in whose steps I now walk.
Dr. Peters will be greatly missed at
Farewell our chief.
Dr. S. A. Dumbuya MD, FWACS
Acting Medical Director