Tributes paid to surgeon

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Tributes have been paid to a former King’s Mill Hospital surgeon who recently passed away at the age of 73.

Bill McNicoll was an ear, nose and throat consultant at the hospital and the founder-president of West Ashfield Rotary Club.

Friend David Stirland described him as a “fabulous man with a big heart who was charitable, trustworthy and honest.”

A service at Mansfield Crematorium’s Thoresby Chapel on Friday 19th September was conducted by the Rev John Burgess, with poems read by Mr McNicoll’s eldest son, Charles, and tributes being paid his younger sons, Magnus and Robert and Mr Stirland.

They detailed Mr McNicoll’s medical service as a surgeon commander in the Royal Navy, and then as a consultant ENT surgeon at King’s Mill Hospital from the 1980s until 2000 when he suffered a stroke and had to retire.

Mr McNicoll’s charity fund-raising with Rotary and the Freemasons saw him organise sell-out balls at Kelham Hall and Portland College.

Friend and golfing partner Dr Ganapathy Krishna recalled how Mr McNicoll would start his ward rounds at 8am: “He worked very hard and raised standards at the hospital.”