b.16 October 1942 d.25 March 2016
MB ChB Leeds(1967) MRCP(1972) FRCP(1999)
Geoffrey Peter Hall was a general practitioner in Otley. He was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, the son of Joseph Hall, a builder, and Frances Dorothy Hall, a nurse. He was educated at St Mary's College, Crosby, Lancashire, and then progressed to Leeds Medical School, qualifying in 1967.
His first two house jobs were in Leeds at Leeds General Infirmary and St James's Hospital. From there he moved to Nottingham, where he worked at Nottingham General Hospital. Wanting to obtain as broad a medical education as he could, he then moved to London, where he worked at the London Chest Hospital, Central Middlesex Hospital and the National Hospital in Queen Square. He then moved back north, where he worked as a senior registrar in medicine at Leeds teaching hospitals until 1975.
In 1975 he was enticed into general practice, where he worked until he retired in 2000, during this time also fulfilling a role specialising in gastroenterology at Wharfedale Hospital.
Geoff was always known for his love of life, his great sense of humour and his spirit of adventure. His interests were many and ranged from his great love of music, particularly opera, to literature, mountaineering (he was a member of the Leeds Mountaineering Club), running (Ilkley Harriers), skiing and cycling, and last but not least his love of his dogs, who were his constant companions in some of these activities. All of these activities were still a part of his life when he retired with his wife, Agnes, to Spain in 2000.
After enjoying many years in Spain, the asthma that he had suffered with for all of his life began to cause him severe problems and his health began to deteriorate. He died in hospital with his family beside him. He was survived by his wife Agnes, his two daughters, Jayne and Sarah, and his two grandchildren, Gabriel and Eliza.
(Volume XII, page web)
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