Search

Forest Gate GPs retire after comined service of 46 years

10:12 03 July 2013

Dr Kiran Sinha, centre, and Dr Sarah Wood in their leaving party after years of work at Claremont Clinic.

Dr Kiran Sinha, centre, and Dr Sarah Wood in their leaving party after years of work at Claremont Clinic.

Archant

Thousands of patients at a doctor’s surgery have said goodbye to two GPs who have retired after decades of working in the borough.

Dr Kiran Sinha and Dr Sarah Wood have both taken early retirement from the Claremont Clinic in Romford Road, Forest Gate where they have served thousands of patients.

Now they have said farewell to some of their oldest patients at parties held at the surgery.

Dr Sinha, 58, who has been working for the surgery for 18 years, said she was looking forward to pursuing other interests related to healthcare. She is particularly interested in acupuncture and setting up a not-for-profit organisation.

She said although she was taking early retirement, her patients understood her reasons.

Dr Wood, 57, has spent more than 28 years working in Newham. She is also planning to devote more time to her interests which include horse riding, playing music as well as painting.

She is also hoping retirement will allow her to move a little closer to her elderly parents.

She said: “The best thing (about being a GP) has been I suppose building long-term relationships with patients over time because it is quite a special relationship.

“I will miss the people that I worked with and the patients because I do like the patient contact.”

The Claremont Clinic, which has a total of six doctors, has replaced one of its retiring GPs already and is recruiting the replacement of the other, ensuring that its 9,000 patients continue to be well looked after.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:20
Jackie Litambola and Peach colleagues

The mother of a murdered teenager has backed a “save havens” scheme for young people to help prevent future deaths from street violence.

Yesterday, 15:47
Dautzenberg posing in a mobile phone photo with criminal money on March 26

A criminal from Canning Town who attacked women and snatched their jewellery in West London has been jailed for six years.

Yesterday, 13:00
Siobhan Kangataram and Amanda Harvey, from Network Rail, hand over a very large toy collection.

If your train was delayed recently, there may have been a very good reason for it.

Yesterday, 12:00
The wool covered tree in Woodgrange Road

Decorating a tree for Christmas has taken on a whole new meaning in Forest Gate.

Christmas14

Most read news

The mother of seven of the children suffered serious stab wounds. She remains in a stable condition in hospital.

According to the MoD, the answer is a resounded “yes”.

Lewis Hamilton’s metaphor for life is particularly deep, with many turns.

Prices are dropping like nobody’s business – and they’re set to fall further in January.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition