THE FAMILY of a "remarkable" Southampton doctor who died of cancer have raised thousands of pounds for a fully-functioning chemotherapy room at a hospital in Egypt.

Dr Adel Aziz, a consultant in emergency medicine at University Hospital Southampton, died in January after a battle with cancer.

The emergency department team had planned to organise a memorial for his but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Before he passed away, Adel had set up a GoFundMe page to raise £26,000 for a fully-functioning chemotherapy room at a hospital in Egypt.

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After his death, his family continued the fund raising in his memory and to leave a "true living legacy" in his memory.

They have raised a total of £27,905 so far.

In a statement, his family said: "Dr Adel Abdel Aziz has left a huge legacy behind and we will continue to build upon this legacy just as he did with all his charitable work throughout his life and all the lives he continuously to date has impacted.

"This fundraiser will go towards a long standing Legacy that Dr. Adel Abdel Aziz leaves behind in the field of healthcare.

"A true living memory of the remarkable man, husband, father, doctor, role model, friend and mentor."

Paul Grundy, deputy medical director at UHS, said: "His legacy of compassionate kindness will live on in all of us who have had the gift of working with him.

"We shall continue to share this approach with all our future colleagues."

Adel was an associate specialist in the emergency department at UHS and had been part of the Southampton ED family since 2001, working in emergency medicine since 1998.

At UHS Adel had led the Associate Specialist Forum and been the SAS clinical tutor and the ED lead for TARN.

Adel was a leading light in FASSGEM for the last 15 years and organised highly successful annual FASSGEM meetings.

He was an examiner of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and had done a huge amount of work in Egypt where he had been a prime mover in the Egyptian International Trauma Conference Series.

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