Vale Dr Margaret Hollands: A gutsy GP committed to care
Dr Margaret Hollands, who has died aged 83, delivered babies, anaesthetised patients, patched up car accident victims and even performed a post-mortem in her four decades as a GP.
Her can-do attitude and pioneering spirit saw her become, in 1968, one of the first female members of the RACGP. She embraced the challenges of rural medicine at a time when few had gone before her.
She and husband, fellow GP Dr David Hollands, travelled in 1961 from their home in the UK on a 28-day boat voyage to take up a new medical career,