Tributes continue to pour in to celebrate the life of respected pediatrician Dr. Ian Jacobs, who passed away yesterday, February 13.
Dr. Jacobs was known for his resplendent level of compassion and he left an indelible mark on patients both in his private practice and through his efforts at the Joseph N France Hospital.
The late paediatrician served for approximately thirty years in the local medical sector.
It was only last year that Dr. Jacobs was presented with the prestigious Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contribution to nation building in the medical sector.
“This is a big loss for the federation and everyone that went through him. He was gentle, compassionate, caring in every way and a good teacher (I know because I did my clinical rotation in Peds with him). Rest in peace Dr and my deepest condolences to the family as well as the federation,” one tribute stated
“Condolences to his family. A wonderful, loving man! The epitome of what a health care provider should be like. He exemplifies true love for humanity. He will be missed,” another offered.
In many instances Dr. Jacobs was the only paediatrician at the Joseph N France Hospital.