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Book of condolence for Ette Chiwaka (Senior Programme Manager, Unplanned Care Team)

17 September 2020

Dear colleagues,

As most of you will now be aware, Ette Chiwaka, a Senior Programme Manager in our Unplanned Care Team, passed away on 29 August 2020 following a very short and sudden illness.

Ette was a bright and bubbly member of the team with a strong, vibrant and lively character. She had been a part of the CCGs’ team for many years, providing support to our GPs and our commissioning work in a number of roles.

Most recently, Ette had worked closely with care homes, and had been at the centre of working with our local authorities to provide local care providers with support and advice during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those of you who knew Ette will know she was a very loving mother of her three children, who dedicated herself to doing the very best for her family. Ette will be greatly missed and all of our thoughts are with her children and her family at this enormously sad and difficult time.

We know that many of you would have worked closely with Ette at some point over the years, so we thought you might appreciate the opportunity to contribute to a collection for the family, which will go towards helping with funeral costs. If you wish to make a contribution, please do so by transferring funds to the account below, which has been set-up specifically for this purpose:

Account no: 56807228

Sort code: 606040

Account name: K Boettcher

We also thought that it would be nice to provide staff with the opportunity to write something in a book of condolence as a way of letting Ette’s family know about all the great work she contributed to, your personal experiences of working with Ette and, of course, as a way to pay your final respects. Understandably, this would be best done via a virtual platform – please click on link below:

In order to leave a message, please click on the “Condolences” or “Memories” icon. We ask you not to upload videos/photos or click the “share on Facebook” icon.

Thank you in advance for your kind contribution and messages of condolence. We would like to get both the collection and messages to the family by 29th September 2020.

Ette will surely be missed.

© 2020 NHS Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group.

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