Dr Kris’ Retirement

We are sad to announce the retirement of Dr Kris Wlodarczyk. He will be greatly missed by all at Whalley and Sabden Surgery and we wish him a very happy retirement and all the best for the future. His last day will be Friday 2nd July and he leaves us with the following words.

People say that time flies and it’s hard to believe that it is nearly 30 years since I succeeded Dr Ainsworth to become a partner at Whalley and Sabden Surgery.

I consider myself lucky to have been part of this talented, hard working and dedicated team as it has developed and adapted over those years and risen to the challenges of an increasing population, changing practices and more latterly a global pandemic.

As a family doctor I have had the honour and privilege of serving the people of the Whalley, Sabden and Read communities. I have cared for children and young people over their lifetime and seen them have children of their own and cared for them too. I have also cared for patients at Clitheroe Hospital and Calderstones, Kemple View and Kosovan refugees.

I am proud to have been able to influence and inspire young doctors in my role as GP Trainer. It is always a pleasure to see them doing well, but particularly when they remain within the local area and it is to them that I will be passing on the baton.

I would like to thank all those who have supported me for the last 30 years; my family and friends but mostly the extraordinary team at Whalley Surgery. At every step of my GP career I have had their unwavering support. They are a dedicated, hard -working and loyal team of doctors and support staff with the single goal of providing high quality care. I will be sad to leave them all and will miss all those familiar faces but I know I leave the practice in safe hands and that it will continue to serve the people of Whalley, Sabden and Read with first class care as it always has done.

Dr Kris Wlodarczyk June 2021