Long-serving GP bids farewell
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