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Rob's not a-verse to GP surgery

LOCAL poet Rob Kelly has dedicated his latest poem to the hard-working staff of Dorridge Surgery.


LOCAL poet Rob Kelly has dedicated his latest poem to the hard-working staff of Dorridge Surgery.

Rob has been a resident in the community all his life and wrote the poem as a way of saying thank-you to desk staff.

I wrote it as a token of appreciation to the staff there, Rob said. They were surprised when I told them about it, but over the moon with the poem.

The surgery has been in its current location since 1968, before then it was on the corner of Station Road in a building with stables at the back, land that is now taken up by Dorridge precient.

Rob thinks the history of the surgery is an interesting one, and remembers the previous location. As far as I know it is one of the oldest established surgeries in the area. People sometimes think Dorridge is a bit of a pokey area, but its not at all, its got a bit of history to it.

Dorridge has only really existed as a community since the railway arrived in 1852, and even the station was first called Knowle.

The Muntz family take a lot of the credit for getting a station in the area, and for allowing building on their land which centred around the railway station.

The Dorridge Surgery practice became fully independent in 1924.

Waiting on Reception

Waiting on reception here

do all they can to help,

that modest quiet their temperament

twix doctor patient serve.

That stress through part their every day

Constricts the index filed,

Polite arrange and allocate

which period suits our time?

Detached, efficient hard sometimes

are wrongly judged unhelpful,

within their stern pragmatic minds

in truth where can appoint will?

Our health like theirs above reproach

in treating some immediate,

What doctor first theyll call upon

by conscience in an instance.

So whether young or late in years

Give equal swift attention,

Her voice replies your anxious call

shes waiting on reception?




Cathrina Hulse
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