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Biographical entry Redding, Warren Howard (1953 - 2011)

MB BS London 1976; FRCS 1980.

16 October 1953
30 October 2011
Emergency medicine specialist


Howard Redding was an associate specialist in charge of the minor injuries unit at Stamford Hospital, Lincolnshire. He was born in Putney, London, the son of Warren Redding, a GP, and Stella, a radiographer. He attended the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in South Kensington and then studied medicine at Westminster Medical School, as his father had done before him.

After house posts, he joined the Royal Marsden Hospital, where he carried out research, and then began his career in emergency medicine, gaining his specialist post at Stamford.

Outside medicine, in his earlier years he enjoyed rugby, skiing, sailing and bridge, and later gardening and DIY.

He married Jean, a senior cancer intensive care nurse, and they had two children, a son, Ian, and a daughter, Nikki. He died on 30 October 2011, from metastatic cancer, aged just 58, and was survived by his family.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2012 344 2308; Bourne Local - accessed 20 November 2013].

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