Patients queue to say goodbye to GP Dr Richard Hughes after 32 years in Portsmouth

Patients queue to say goodbye to GP after 32 years

Patients queue to say goodbye to GP after 32 years

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Patients have queued around the block to say farewell to their much-loved GP as he retired after 32 years.

Following requests from his patients to express their gratitude to Dr Richard Hughes, the Hanway Medical Practice in Portsmouth, arranged for a special two-hour session on Saturday.

But because of the demand to see Dr Hughes, the well-wishers had to queue outside the building to say goodbye.

Sue Louth, 62, said: ''He had been my GP for more than 30 years and was the best.

''He took care of you and treated you as an individual - he always went that extra mile.''

Dr Hughes qualified as a doctor in London in 1977 and moved to Portsmouth in 1980 and began working as a GP two years later.

He said: ''I have always liked knowing people and finding out about their families so it was a perfect job for me.''

He added that he would use his retirement to spend more time with his wife, Theresa, and his three children.

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