Staff dedicate new room at Louth County Hospital to Dr Mandira Jalajakshi
STAFF at Louth County Hospital have dedicated a new resource room to the memory of a late doctor.
The Mandira Resource Room has been created as part of a lasting legacy from the family of Dr Mandira Jalajakshi, who sadly died last year.
Dr Jalajakshi, affectionately known to her friends and colleagues as JJ, had worked in the hospital for 15 years and was a familiar face around Louth.
The Mandira Resource Room will be a place where hospital staff can access their e-learning training in a quiet and peaceful environment, as well as giving extra space for ward meetings, interviews, multi-disciplinary team meetings involving other health organisations and more.
Karen Kerman, Matron for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: "We are very grateful for the kind donation from Dr Jalajakshi's family to set this resource room up.
"JJ was a friendly face on the hospital wards and this resource room will act as a permanent reminder of the dedication she had to the hospital. The room will be a great help to our staff undergoing their development and training."
The hospital also want to set up a facility to allow patients to use the room to connect with relatives who live far away using Skype.
Reverend David Newlove and staff at the hospital helped to organise Dr Jalajakshi's funeral through regular contact with her family in Arizona.
A memorial plaque and bench for Dr Jalajakshi has also been placed outside the hospital's Urgent Care Centre, near to where her ashes were scattered under her favourite tree in the garden.