Sad passing of Patrick - our oldest bank worker at 81

People will be sad to hear of the death of the Trust’s oldest bank worker – and probably one of the oldest in the NHS - 81-year-old Patrick Mucheriwa.

Patrick MucheriwaPatrick, who joined the Trust in 2007, had returned to his home country of Zimbabwe in August to be with his family. He died on January 19 and was laid to rest with a funeral service at the local Anglican church in Guruve the following Saturday.

Sajimon Madathil, Clinical Lead for Bank Staffing, said: “Scores of people will have known and enjoyed working with Patrick. He helped patients across the board in both Leeds and York areas, latterly those with profound learning difficulties.

“He was a highly valued member of staff and will be badly missed. He was capable, a dedicated key member and extremely dependable.

“He was the oldest member of our bank staff – we value them and rely on them.”

Patrick is survived by his wife Ruth Mucheriwa and 10 children (six from a previous marriage), 27 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His wife is also a health sector worker.

His family say that he was well known in the Middleton area of Leeds where he was a long-standing member of St Mary’s Church of England, and a loving and selfless person, very sociable, kind and hard working. He was a fatherly figure to the community.

Patrick had one daughter who was a healthcare assistant in Leeds, a granddaughter training to be a nurse in Zimbabwe, and another training to become a radiographer in Leeds.