Retired doctor aged 97 “could cure the woes of the NHS in a stroke”
PUBLISHED: 09:11 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 06 July 2018
A 97-year-old speaker at a health meeting said she could “cure the woes of the NHS in a stroke”.
Susan Palmer, a retired GP from Dereham, spoke at the Norfolk and Norwich Liver Group on July 2.
Miss Palmer, who gave an account of her life as a GP from 1954 to 1981, said NHS woes could be remedied by requiring doctors to work longer hours.
She said she remembered times when she worked 168 hours in a week.
At the meeting Miss Palmer described putting up a sign nine months before Christmas which said she did not want to spend her Christmas delivering babies.
On other occasions Miss Palmer left a basket of her own apples in the waiting room under a sign reading: “An apple a day keeps the patients at bay”.
Group chairman Bill Dingle said: “Dr Susan certainly never wanted to keep patients at bay.
“She was a lovely caring dedicated Doctor.”