Ann qualified in 1962 and she was the first radiographer trained by Chelmsford Hospitals instead of in a London hospital. She died after being infected with Covid-19.
Ann worked for the NHS for 47 years, latterly as a sonographer, radiology manager, directorate board member, and secretary to North Thames Regional Radiology Managers
Additionally, she was a wellknown lecturer in the field of ultrasound, wrote many papers for Radiology Journal and was an examiner for De Montfort University Leicester. Ann also
helped build a hospital and school in Naples, Italy.
Her daughter, Karen Lockwood, radiology systems manager at Mid-Essex Hospitals said, “I have had messages from all over the world – Naples, Tanzania, Canada, India and many more, from people that mum has touched with her support, strength and caring ways over the years.
“My mum was a fighter and tried for two weeks to beat the virus. It makes it harder when you are told that there were no other underlying illnesses; it was the virus that took over my mum’s body.
“Selfless until the end, she had a deep conversation with the staff on ITU before being ventilated, which they told me helped them understand a bit more about the disease.”
SCoR immediate pastpresident, Sue Webb said, “Ann Dixon was a lovely lady who will be great missed and remembered very fondly by all of us.”