Head of radiotherapy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital named among New Zealand helicopter crash dead

The head of radiotherapy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Katharine Walker, has been named as one of the victims of the New Zealand helicopter crash. Ms Walker, 51, had worked at the Cambridge hospital for 23 years. A spokesman for Cambridge University Hospitals said: “Everyone at the hospital is devastated by the news and our thoughts go out to Kath’s family at this very sad time. Kath was a much respected member of staff who had worked at Addenbrooke’s for 23 years and she led the trust’s radiotherapy services with great professionalism, skill and pride. We know many of our staff are going to be hit hard by this tragic news and we will be offering additional support for them.”

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