The practice would like to announce the retirement of Dr Murugan and thank him for all of his hard work and dedication to the practice over many years. He will be sadly missed by both his team and his patients. We would like to wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement!
Dr Murugan has wrote a personal farewell to everyone (see below);
With my sincerest gratitude I am announcing my retirement as a Senior GP Partner at Hednesford Medical Practice. My 28 years of working as a GP and striving to help my patients have indeed been an absolute joyous experience for me to dedicate and serve the community for most of my professional career.
I hope that I have done my best to provide the utmost care and help to my patients, even in their most difficult of times and can't thank my patients enough in having me to be their GP for all these years.
I am fortunate enough to have Dr Sandeep Geeranavar who has been with me for the past three years to take a leading role in running the Practice as its main GP Principal. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr Geeranavar as a colleague and also a friend and I am fully confident he can provide a world class health care service for patients in the community for generations to come.
I am very grateful to Dr Geeranavar, Louise Pike (the Practice Manager) and of course the entire Practice Staff Team some of whom have been working with me for many years, in providing a seamless transition in the past few months to hand over both clinical and administrative duties to Dr Geeranavar and the team he will be leading.
I am also very thankful to my beloved wife Mrs Meena Murugan for all her dedication, help and support over the years as not just my wife, but mother to my beautiful children and the previous Practice Manager role which she held supporting our patients and me over the past three decades (she also deserves a well earned rest and happy retirement!)
Finally I feel that working as a GP in Hednesford, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire was an experience that enabled me as a Person and a GP to develop and become the practitioner that I always aspired to be and I hope that I left General Practice in a better place for all involved than when I first started in it all them years ago.
Reaching the retirement age is a new experience, sobering in many ways but also the start of a new phase of my life which I am sure will be kept plenty busy playing with my grandkids!
Again I would like to thank all my patients and the entire practice team for their loyalty and support over the years and wish everyone all the very best for the future.
Dr Manickam Murugan