Tributes have been paid to a midwife who died while visiting family in India last month.
Yogeeta Chavda, 33, died in a car crash on March 16 while visiting the Gudjarat region of India for a family wedding.
She had worked at the Midwifery Unit at Eastbourne DGH, helping to deliver hundreds of children since finishing her training in 2008.
Kay Plaine, a senior midwife who worked with Yogeeta at the DGH, said she was a popular and talented midwife.
She said: “It sounds like a cliché but she really was one of the kindest people I’ve known.
“She never had a bad word to say about anybody and would go out of her way to keep in touch with people.
“If she hadn’t heard from someone in a while she would give them a call and catch up.
“She was funny and had time for her patients.
“She lacked confidence at the beginning of her training but loved being a midwife in the end and didn’t want to go back into nursing.
“She was an amazing midwife really, well-respected and loved for her cheerful, positive outlook on life.
“While she was in India she planned to visit a birthing centre and to exchange ideas and see if there was anything she might be able to bring back here.”
Yogeeta’s family are organising a donation to Eastbourne maternity unit in her memory.
A funeral service was held in London last week but friends and colleagues from the DGH and Conquest Hospital in Hastings are invited to a memorial walk along the Bluebell Trail on Tuesday, April 12.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.