Plans in place to bid farewell to Exmouth doctors

PUBLISHED: 10:23 28 February 2010 | UPDATED: 12:54 10 June 2010

PATIENTS are invited to bid farewell to two popular doctors who are retiring from an Exmouth practice after years of dedicated service. Dr Colin May is leaving Holden House Surgery, in Imperial Road, on March 19 and Dr Robin Hopkins will leave in May. A r

PATIENTS are invited to bid farewell to two popular doctors who are retiring from an Exmouth practice after years of dedicated service.

Dr Colin May is leaving Holden House Surgery, in Imperial Road, on March 19 and Dr Robin Hopkins will leave in May.

A retirement party will be held for Dr May at the RAFA Club on March 19 between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Plans are in place for a similar party in honour of Dr Hopkins' long-standing service at the surgery.

Both doctors have worked at the practice for a number of years.

Margaret Charlton, a patient at Holden House Surgery, said the function at the RAFA club would be a Devon cream tea event.

She would like people to specify whether they wish to attend to help plan catering.

"With a patient list of 6000, we don't know if we're talking about 60 or 600 who would like to attend. We need to know how many slices of cakes, scones and cucumber sandwiches we will need.

"People can also make a donation, which we would be appreciative of because that influences the gift we can give to commemorate his retirement.

"For more information, all the particulars are on the notice board in the surgery. Staff on the reception desk will take donations. There is a form; cash and cheques are equally acceptable.

"A lot of people think that there has not been a better practice of which we have been patients and that the service has always been supportive, caring, dedicated and efficient - all one believes the NHS should be."

Gordon Crocker, a patient at the surgery, said: "I think the practice goes over and above in meeting all the requirement of a patient.

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