Dr Cheyne, Chairman of the Board of Hayfield for many years until he resigned last year through ill health, has died peacefully at his home in Kippen on Saturday surrounded by his loving family.
I will write on behalf of Hayfield expressing our sadness at his death, our love for him and our prayers for his family.
Dr. Sandy Cheyne, long-time member of the Hayfield Board of Directors/Trustees. Dr Cheyne had been involved with Hayfield since it was established in 1976 and before that when the idea of such a service for deaf individuals with complex needs and disabilities was first a thought in Sister Augustine’s head in the days of Lansdowne Crescent, then Father O’Farrell’s and Jim MacDonald’s heads and the service opened in late 1976 in Tobago Street and Cumberland Street, Glasgow offering day support and residential services to deaf adults with additional complex problems including mental health issues which was Dr. Cheyne’s sphere of expertise and has continued to develop over 39 years into a service of excellence.
“ Well, I think we need to listen to the staff, for you are the ones who work with your residents every day know them so well. I’m only the psychiatrist ” Dr Cheyne
Dr Cheyne gave over 40 years of dedicated service to many deaf individuals, support to Hayfield Deaf Services and was Chair of the Hayfield Board for nearly 20 years. He was presented with an inscribed Quaich in March at a lunch near his home and thanked very much for his commitment and support to individuals and services at Hayfield. His wife received a bouquet of flowers.