Long-serv­ing GP bids farewell

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

PAST and present doc­tors, staff, and em­ploy­ees of Willes­bor­ough Health Cen­tre met at The Royal Oak, Brook­land, for a buf­fet lunch party to wish the se­nior part­ner, Dr Norman Cor­field, a long and happy re­tire­ment.

Dr Cor­field leaves af­ter more than 30 years at the prac­tice.

He was in­stru­men­tal in the de­sign of the present surgery, which was built in 1993 and his knowl­edge of the op­er­a­tional work­ings of the cen­tre will be one of his many as­sets to be greatly missed.

Dr Cor­field was over­whelmed by mes­sages of good­will from pa­tients.

His spe­cial­ist in­ter­ests in medicine in­cluded di­a­betes, breast can­cer, care of the el­derly and pal­lia­tive care.

He was pre­sented with a wa­ter­colour paint­ing of St Mary’s Church, Willes­bor­ough, with the surgery be­hind, painted by lo­cal artist, Colin Buck­ham, bought af­ter a col­lec­tion by staff and pa­tients.

His col­leagues pre­sented him with a leather chair to re­lax in dur­ing his re­tire­ment.

An­neliese, his two-year old grand­daugh­ter gave Mrs Chris­tine Cor­field a bou­quet of flow­ers as a thank you from the prac­tice for her sup­port as a GP’s wife over the years.

Doc­tors Saps­ford, Clark and Cooney spoke about their col­league’s many qual­i­ties, fol­lowed by prac­tice staff putting on a “pan­tomime” de­pict­ing a typ­i­cal day at the surgery.

Doc­tors and staff, past and present, at Dr Norman Cor­field’s re­tire­ment

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