Farewell to Dr Evelyn Gerrish

We would like to advise that Dr Evelyn Gerrish has said 'farewell' to Bethlehem Medical Centre.  Evelyn is going on to further her career and interest in palliative care.  The practice is in the process of appointing someone new to join the team and in the meantime if you need to see a doctor we can offer you an appointment with the other doctors at the centre. 

All the best Evelyn and thank you for the  many years of hard work and dedication you have contributed to the Bethlehem Medical Centre team.

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