Mental health nurse dies suddenly in Auckland

Staff Reporter
Auckland, November 29, 2020

Suresh Vengetaraman (Picture Supplied)

Staff Reporter

Auckland, November 29, 2020

Suresh Vengetaraman, a Nurse in Counties Manukau, passed away suddenly at work on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. He was 43 years old.

He left behind his wife Pauline (aka Nava), their son Timothy (13) and daughter Tabitha (5) and a large number of colleagues and friends who are mourning his sudden death.

Funeral Service being finalised

He has his extended family in India and the United Kingdom.

Suresh was employed as a Registered Nurse specialised in Mental Health.

Fredric Doss, Haemodialysis Educator at Auckland District Health Board and former Chairman and current Member, New Zealand and Australia Board of Dialysis Practice, said that funeral details are still being planned and that an announcement will be made through Indian Newslink shortly.

“We are still getting to the grips of the tragedy. Suresh Vengetaraman collapsed suddenly at work. His young family is devastated and we are working with his family to hold the funeral service,” he said.

Born and raised in Vellore, South India, Suresh obtained his postgraduate Diploma in Dialysis Therapy from Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore and commenced his career as Dialysis Therapist/Renal Physiologist.

He then moved to National Kidney Foundation (NKFS), Singapore.

Impressive career

Suresh migrated to New Zealand in January 2004 and worked as Renal Physiologist at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) and Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB).

He pursued his career aspirations to become Registered Nurse with specialisation in Mental Health, at Counties Manukau from 2016.

“Suresh was an adventurist and evinced interest in Fishing, Jet Skiing, Driving and Hunting. At home, he was a cook fixed his car, and did gardening. He cherished fellowship with friends as well as the Church community. He enjoyed spending time with his children. Work life Balance was a skill that he developed well and recommended to all his friends,” Mr Doss said.

Those keen on supporting his bereaved family may contact Fredric Doss on 021-1150588; Babu Ramalingam on 021-1534697 or Manikandan Subbiah on 021-2054781.

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