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After 35 years of dedication to Riverside Surgery Dr Richard Williams will be retiring from Riverside Surgery at the end of September 2022. Here are a few words from Dr Williams himself:
Many of you will know already that I am retiring from Riverside Surgery at the end of September 2022. I have been a GP here for over 35 years and it has been a privilege to try to help so many patients over that time with a range of illnesses that never cease to amaze and be medically challenging.
Rock Ferry receives “mixed reviews” by people who do not know it and the surrounding area but soon after starting and seeing a different perspective, I came to love working there and have stayed ever since. There is a saying that you grow older with your patients and I was reminded of this recently meeting a patient, her daughter and granddaughter, who all remain patients, on Rock Ferry Retail Park. It was a happy encounter.
I have seen many NHS changes in General Practice since the days of Dr Jones to the present. Not all of these have been for the better but I hope that myself, previous doctors and staff who have gone the extra mile for patients, especially those seriously ill, pass the baton onto practitioners and staff who will do the same in future. I have every confidence that Dr Grey and his team will do this.
As for the future I am about to start something completely different. Over the last few years I have developed an interest in Law. This has been fostered by in part seeing the injustices that patients have had to endure sometimes. I look forward to starting a Law degree soon at The University of Liverpool and will see where that takes me. I will also be able to spend more time with family. My wife recently retired as a Midwife and having three grown up sons, one of whom has just started as a Consultant Physician at the Countess of Chester, there’s never a dull moment.
With best wishes to everyone,
Dr Richard Williams