A DOCTOR whose care has potentially saved a patient’s life twice deserves the Angel of the Year award, said his nominator.
Adam Mourant has put forward Dr Duncan Watt for the Ravenscroft-sponsored accolade.
Mr Mourant said Dr Watt’s care and dedication to his patients’ health is second to none.
Dr Watt diagnosed Mr Mourant as suffering from the genetically inherited illness haemochromatosis, which Mr Mourant said can cause severe health complications if not treated early.
‘My mental health took a turn for the worse and I began suffering with severe health anxiety,’ he said in his nomination.
‘Dr Watt was there for me every step of the way and nothing was too much hassle. I don’t think I’d have made it through it without his care and dedication to my health.’
There was more to come for Mr Mourant, however, and Dr Watt’s investigations into his health led to his being diagnosed with early stage bowel cancer.
Mr Mourant said that at 36 this was not common and was often overlooked: ‘Dr Watt was excellent. He kept me fully informed of everything I was going through,’ he said.
‘His excellent care has potentially saved my life not once but twice and it is something I will be grateful for forever.
‘He deserves the Pride of Guernsey award 100%. Thank you Dr Watt.’