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04/02/2016

Sheffield epilepsy doctor to plant 150 trees before moving abroad

A leading epilepsy medic is planning to plant 150 trees with friends and colleagues to mark the end of his time working at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Consultant neurologist Dr Dilraj Sokhi has arranged to plant the trees as part of the NHS Forest project.  Dr Sokhi worked with Sheffield Council to identify a site in the city that was short of trees.

He said: “I have organised the event as a leaving gesture as I thought tree planting would be a good way of getting together some of my friends and colleagues from the Trust who have worked with me through the years."

Dr Sokhi, who has worked for the NHS Foundation Trust for 11 years is leaving Sheffield to work  at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, as a Neurology Consultant specialising in epilepsy.

His move is part of the World Health Organisation’s campaign to bridge the treatment gap for people with epilepsy in the developing world.