Tribute to Welwyn Garden City GP’s wife

PUBLISHED: 10:04 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 25 April 2018

David and Eileen Goss. Picture: Supplied.

David and Eileen Goss. Picture: Supplied.


A family have paid tribute to a woman who gave her all to a Welwyn Garden City surgery and the former QEII Hospital.

Eileen Goss. Picture: Supplied.Eileen Goss. Picture: Supplied.

Eileen Goss died peacefully at home on March 27, aged 92, following a long illness.

The grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of five was educated at Royal School, in Bath, followed by medical training at The Middlesex Hospital, where she met her husband, David.

She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1946 and the pair married in 1948.

In 1950 they moved to WGC and she worked part-time at both The Cottage Hospital, now the Doctors Tonic pub, and The QEII Hospital.

Mrs Goss was an early volunteer at Isabel Hospice and at The Stroke Club, founded by district nurse Kathleen Jackson.

Dr David Goss, who worked at Peartree Lane Surgery as a GP, said: “As with all GP wives, in days gone by, she was an invaluable supporter of the practice.”

Elieen’s son Martin paid tribute to a mum who was “caring, supportive and loving”.

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