Tributes have been paid to Dr Saman Sacharvi who died on Thursday 1 October.

We confirmed that Dr Saman Sacharvi was a Trust-grade Junior Doctor with the specialist perinatal community mental health team since February 2020 and had most recently been based at the Trust’s Daisyfield site in Blackburn.

Perinatal Lead Consultant Gill Strachan paid tribute to her colleague who she said was well liked, kind and brilliant. Gill said:

“Dr Sacharvi fitted in well with the team. She was approachable, diligent and had formed good working relationships with the team. She was empathic and well-liked by the women and families that she worked with. Her colleagues described her as very kind, brilliant and a joy to work with.

During lockdown when Covid-19 restrictions were in place, she went out of her way to support the care of women, personally delivering prescriptions to women isolating at home. The team are shocked and saddened, and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with family and friends at this very sad time.”