FRIENDS, family and medical professionals gathered outside Ealing Hospital today (12) to pay tribute to the late Ealing councillor, Tejinder Singh Dhami.

A memorial bench and plaque in honour of his work raising money for the Heartlink charity was unveiled by former Mayor Mohinder Midha.

Fellow ward councillor Ranjit Dheer said his late friend would have been mildly amused by the memorials but also that he was a great public servant who had left a lasting legacy.’

Heartlink provides advice and support to people living with heart conditions, especially those undergoing or recovering from hospital treatment.

The group, which now has more than 200 members, was originally set up with the support of Ealing cardiologist Professor Jaspal Kooner, who saw the value of a support network outside hospital.

Tejinder, a long-time champion of Ealing Hospital, became aware of the group’s work after suffering heart problems himself and helped raise awareness of heart disease in Ealing.

He raised funds for initiatives including night monitors for the heart failure team, oximeters for Heartlink members during the pandemic and 50 chairs and footstalls for the cardiology ward.

His popularity was reflected in the £7,000 raised for Heartlink by his family

More information here about Heartlink