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Popular Peterborough Paediatrician To Retire In May

PETERBOROUGH-A popular local Paediatrician is retiring in May and says no replacement has been found.

Dr Peter Hughes notified patients of his decision to retire in a letter sent to families on February 9th. His final day at the Peterborough Clinic will be May 18, 2023.

“After a great deal of thought and consultation, I have decided the time has come to retire.” said the letter. “It will mark the end of one of the best chapters in my life, and I know I will miss everyone terribly.”

Hughes obtained a degree in Honours Marine Biology from Dalhousie University in 1984 and a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1989. Hughes served as Chief Resident at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, completing his training in Paediatrics in 1993.

Dr. Hughes is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as a member of the Canadian Paediatric Society.  He is an Assistant professor at Queen’s University Medical School and won the John T. Tweddell teaching award in 2016.

Hughes says recruitment efforts for a replacement are ongoing.

He thanked his partners and the administration team at The Peterborough Clinic for their support and team approach of the clinic’s model.

“I have always felt I was able to provide the best care possible to my patients because of all the efforts behind the scenes, and proximity to such great partners.”

Hughes says it was a privilege to be involved in the lives of his patients for the past 30 years.

“Through it all, your kindness and support have been more appreciated than I can express in words. I wish all of you a happy and healthy future.”

Thousands of people in the area are without a primary care provider.

If you have a primary care provider Hughes suggests they could provide care or refer to other specialists. If you are without a family doctor you can contact health Care Connect for help finding a primary care provider at ontario.ca/healthcareconnect .


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