William James HayBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7510.239-b (Published 21 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:239
Consultant physician Lancaster and Kendal Hospitals 1950-78 (b Liverpool 1913; q Cambridge/Liverpool 1938; FRCP), died on 18 March 2005 following a stroke.
Bill volunteered for the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1939. In 1944 he was awarded the Military Cross after twice evacuating casualties under heavy tank and mortar fire. He was appointed a consultant physician in Lancaster and Kendal in 1950. For 10 years after he retired from clinical work he chaired a capital planning group at the North West Regional Health Authority. He was also involved as board chairman in the establishment and development of St John's Hospice, Lancaster. Predeceased by his wife, Joyce, he leaves two children.
[George Turnbull, John Hay]
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