Remembering Dax Daantos

Dax Daantos, an orthopaedic implant coordinator who worked at Charing Cross Hospital, died in January 2021.

Dax was a hugely valued member of theatres and is held in great affection by everyone who has worked with him since he joined the Trust in August 2004. He will be remembered by his colleagues for his never ending willingness to help and kind, supportive nature.

Dee Hart, lead nurse for theatres, said:

“We will all really miss Dax. He was supportive, kind and endlessly helpful; ‘no’ just wasn’t in his vocabulary. He knew orthopaedics like the back of his hand and he made everyone’s lives so much easier. We are very sad to have lost such an important and well liked member of our team.”

Francis Zulu, who worked with Dax, said:

“Dax was very easy to work with, he was so understanding and calm.

“His knowledge of the work was so great. He had created a massive network of orthopaedic reps who liked working with him and it meant it was easy for us to get the materials we needed.

“In the mornings before surgery, the corridor would be full of everyone calling his name asking him for something. We will miss that.”