Tom Burgner dies aged 69

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Many tributes have been made to senior civil servant Tom Burgner, who died in July, aged 69, after a short illness. He had recently been appointed to the board of the newly-formed National Care Standards Commission (NCSC). As vice-chairman of the Relatives and Residents Association (R&RA), Mr Burgner wrote an article on the role of the newly-formed NCSC just weeks before his death. The R&RA has kindly allowed Caring Times to reprint their tribute to Mr Burgner, along with his last article written for the association¹s newsletter. It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Tom Burgner, the Vice Chairman of the Relatives & Residents Association since 1996, following a short illness. We have greatly benefited in the four years that Tom was associated with our charity. His wisdom, clear sight and vision, the quiet authority and his gentle humour are greatly missed. Tom Burgner¹s strength and determination were evident from boyhood when he arrived from Germany just before World War 2, speaking no En

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