Tribute to health care expert.SOCIAL and health care professionals in Northumberland have paid tribute to care expert Bill Dack, who has died at the age of 71.
Mr Dack, who lived in Prudhoe, played a key role in developing a county-wide service for carers, working as a volunteer to use his training skills and experience.
He helped change the Carers Together project in Wansbeck from a support group to a local carer carer
a person who looks after someone who is ill or old, often a relative: the group offers support for the carers of those with dementia
carer n → service and then became involved in the county-wide Carers
Steering Group, launching Carers Northumberland last year. This organisation supports people who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend affected by disability, illness or frailty frailty Vox populi A state of delicacy or weakness which, which encompasses age-related fragility, in particular osteoporosis. See FICSIT, Osteoporosis. .
Mr Dack worked at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals for 27 years, taking early retirement from his post of health and safety officer to care for his first wife, who had multiple sclerosis sclerosis /scle·ro·sis/ (-ro´sis) an induration or hardening, especially from inflammation and in diseases of the interstitial substance; applied chiefly to such hardening of the nervous system or to hardening of the blood vessels. , until her death. He married his second wife Kathy four years ago..