A Tribute to Neil Patience

A Tribute to Neil Patience

Posted by Sam Bowie on 22 August 2014

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Neil Patience recently passed away.

Neil’s relationship with the RNOH began in June 2004, when he was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. He was so grateful for the treatment he received at the hospital, under Professor Tim Briggs, that he offered to produce, co-direct, and edit our Appeal film without charge. The film, which received its premiere at the official launch of the Redevelopment Appeal in St James’s Palace, is beautifully shot, and movingly illustrates the importance of the RNOH’s work. 

Professor Briggs said: “This is terribly sad news. Neil was an inspirational man – warm, selfless, and tremendously funny in spite of his battle with ill health. In recent years he was a dedicated ambassador for the RNOH. He will be very greatly missed by all those who knew him.”

Our thoughts are with Neil’s family at this very difficult time.    

Neil Patience at Appeal Launch

Neil (second from left) at the RNOH Appeal launch