Consultant Geriatrician

Son of a Tamworth GP, Tony was educated at Winchester College. His medical training at WNCM gave him, an Englishman, an appreciation of welsh humour, amongst other things!

After junior appointments at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, he trained in geriatric medicine in Oxford, centre of innovative ideas in elderly care.

Appointed consultant at East Birmingham (now Heartlands) Hospital in 1969, he was soon involved in developing two new purpose-built units. A staunch supporter of the West Midland Institute of Geriatric Medicine as secretary and editor of its house journal, Tripod, he was involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

A keen sportsman, Tony fenced in his younger days and later skied and played golf.

Music was an important part of his life as well as was his electronic expertise which he employed in an attempt to bring his colleagues into the evolving computer world.

Retiring in 1969 to Salcombe, he and his wife became involved in local activities, notably NADFAS. He later suffered a stroke and also underwent colonic surgery.

He leaves his wife, Veronica and a stepson whose wife is currently a trainee in anaesthesia.


Donald Portsmouth