Designatory Letters: 
MB Camb 1959, MRCP Edin 1968, DPM MRCPsych 1973, FRCP Edin 1985, FRCPsych

(Contributed by his daughter)

Peter Victor Hunt, MA, MB, BChir, FRCP (Ed), FRCPsych, DPM was born in Chingford, Essex on 14 February 1935. He studied Medicine at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Westminster Hospital Medical School.

His career started in 1959 with his firstHouse jobs at All Saints and Westminster Children's Hospital. He moved on to Registrar posts at Charring Cross, St Benedicts and the South Western Hospital. His first Psychiatric Registrar post came in 1964 at Springfield Hospital, followed by Registrar and Senior Registrar posts at St George's and again at Springfield.

His career culminated in his appointment as Consultant Psychiatrist at Tone Vale Hospital in Somerset in September 1974 where he played an active role in managing mental health in Somerset. He started Southwood House in Bridgwater which was developed as a strategic centre for the provision of community psychiatric services, plus a range of therapies on a day hospital or sessional basis.

He was involved in the Somerset Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice and had regular involvement in post-graduate training in psychiatry. He retired in 1992 ahead of major changes in mental health provision and the closure of Tone Vale.

He loved walking, music and the theatre and was Musical Director and Pianist at several Hospital Revues. Although latterly he became less mobile he was still able to pursue his passions for stamp collecting, reading, mathematical problems and crosswords, completing the Times crossword every day.

He was married to Nancy for 50 years and she survives him, together with their daughter Susan, son-in-law Michael and granddaughter Daisy.

He died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on 12 June 2008.