Kathleen Mary McCartie

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 04 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4047
  1. Tom Paterson

Kathleen Mary McCartie entered general practice in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, where she stayed for the rest of her career. She had a leading role in the local medical committee and served as chairman.

Her dream was to establish a hospice in the Potteries and, with many others, she planned and established the Douglas Macmillan Home, which celebrates 40 years in 2013. She served as the first medical director, doing a ward round before her morning surgery, and after retirement as a volunteer, collecting cheques and giving talks.

She survived colon cancer and Menière’s disease but died suddenly after a heart attack.

She was a devout Roman Catholic, a Eucharistic minister, and Dame Commander with Star of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. She was generous in her financial help to many organisations and charities. She is survived by her older brother, Bishop Leo McCartie.


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4047


  • Former general practitioner and hospice doctor Stoke-on-Trent (b 1928; q Royal Free Hospital, London 1952), d 30 March 2012

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