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Obituary: Walter Sharp

It is with regret that we announce the death of Walter Sharp, following a brief illness.

After working in Barnsley, Yorkshire, he travelled to Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he was Head of Haematology in King Abdul Aziz Hospital.

After working for Beckman Coulter in Dubai, he returned to laboratory life, taking over as Head of Haematology at the Sultan Qaboos University Muscat.

On returning to England, he became Head of Haematology at North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals.

Walter will be particularly remembered for his extraordinary morphology skills. He was an active member of UKNEQAS, sitting on the General Scientific Advisory Group, covering external quality assessment for automated cell counting.

He sat on the British Society for Haematology Laboratory Science Sub-Committee. 

He worked as a locum at Kingsmill Hospital, Mansfield, where he shared his morphology skills with the scientists of tomorrow.

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