Fountain Medical Centre GP retires after 30 years

Dr Stephen Ledger (centre) has retired from Fountain Medical Centre. (D544C438)
Dr Stephen Ledger (centre) has retired from Fountain Medical Centre. (D544C438)

A Morley GP is looking forward to a well-deserved retirement after 30 years of practising in the town.

Dr Stephen Ledger, a well-known face at Fountain Medical Centre, celebrated the end of his career with a party at his surgery with colleagues last week.

After attending medical school in Leeds in the 1970s, Dr Ledger started working in Morley in 1984.

He said: “I’ve seen many changes in the health service and in general practice over the years - some of them good, some of them not so good.

“After 30 years in the same place you get a sense of continuity and you end up looking after three or four generations of the same family. That is a genuine privilege.

“I won’t miss the government interference or the paperwork but I’ll certainly miss the people coming in and out.”

Dr Ledger, 59, said he was looking forward to playing golf and learning French in retirement, as well as continuing to run the Leeds Medics and Dentists football team, which he has been doing for 41 years.