Vol. 25 No 4 | Summer 2023
College -> Obituaries


Claude Hakim arrived in Sydney in 1979 from South Africa and entered private practice. He soon was very successful in Obstetrics and Gynaecological practice.

He had appointments at St Margarets Hospital (public and private) and Crown Street Women’s Hospital. After their closure, he was appointed at Royal Hospital for women and Prince of Wales Private Hospital.

Claude obtained his medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He then spent seven years in London with appointments at Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital where he obtained his MRCOG in 1970. Later being elevated to FRCOG.

Even though he was very busy in practice, his main priority was his family.

Claude enjoyed travel, which he did with his wife Roslyn extensively to many countries, and they both enjoyed France, which they visited almost yearly.

Claude was French speaking, as well as five other languages, which he used daily in his practice, consulting with many patients in their own language.

He was referred patients from all over Sydney but also from New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

Claude was a gourmet and enjoyed fine wines, which he collected.

He was truly a ‘bon vivant’.

He is survived by his wife Roslyn and his two sons Jean-Marc and Daniel.

Claude passed away on 28 August 2023.

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