Street named after family doctor who died aged 45

Mrs Kirsty Grayson with the road sign in tribute to her husband Dr Robert Grayson. (s)

Mrs Kirsty Grayson with the road sign in tribute to her husband Dr Robert Grayson. (s)

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A street in Great Harwood has been renamed after a Chatburn GP who tragically lost his life after suffering a fatal tear to an artery in his heart.

Dr Robert Grayson (45) was a principal partner at Great Harwood Medical Group and was one of four GPs in the practice, responsible for the care of around 8,000 patients.

Rob was an outstanding Doctor

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He lived in Chatburn with his wife Kirsty, son Dominic, stepson Dermot and stepdaughter Kiera and was also father to Georgina and Matthew.

Patients, staff and local Great Harwood Councillor Gareth Molineux came up with the fitting tribute of renaming the access road to the town’s health centre “Dr Grayson Way”.

Coun Molineux said: “After Dr Grayson died, I was contacted by some of the residents near to the health centre, many of whom are also patients, to see what we could do to honour his memory.

“After establishing the legalities, I am thankful to the CCG for giving us the go-ahead to rename the road. Dr Grayson played a major part in the fight for the new health centre to be built and this seems a fitting tribute to his work.”

Kirsty Grayson said: “Rob was an outstanding Doctor. The way in which he approached his work had such a positive effect on the community. Dr Grayson Way will secure his legacy and ensure his work has a long-term impact, outlasting his time on earth.”