Flowers for Barb

Flowers for Barb

Thank you for these wonderful flowers from patients! Thank you Barb! You were amazing and so loved ! Thanks for everything you have done for everyone at Wilks Street Medical Practice!

Tribute to Mrs Barbara Copling .

It is with enormous sadness that I bear the news that our beloved receptionist , practice manager and great friend Mrs Barbara Copling passed away unexpectedly on 7-11-2021

Barb loved people and had a genuine desire to get to know and serve the patients who were lucky enough to meet her. She worked with dedication, loyalty, devotion, compassion, wisdom, kindness , generosity, and had a wicked and cheeky sense of humour. No day was without lots of fun and laughs. She made people feel better. Her presence was truly therapeutic. She always went that extra mile. She had enormous skill in her field of work and was a truly inspiring person.

I would like to express love and gratitude for Barb , on behalf of myself, my family and patients.

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Barbs dear family and friends and just to let you all know how much she was cherished at her workplace, as I am sure she was every where she went, in every realm.

Barb was like a beacon of light. It has been a true blessing to work with her, especially through the dark era of Covid-19 when we were able to continue working and running busy vaccination clinics. Barb comforted people who were anxious, and sure kept the chocolate frogs  and jelly beans flowing.

While setting up a table with pens and paper ( consent forms) and chocolate frogs one day, Barb exclaimed “this is like setting up for a kiddies birthday party !” She was so funny and fun.

“Barb, knowing you has been such a great joy and  you will be acutely and chronically missed by myself and the patients at Wilks Street Medical practice. Please watch over us..

Lots of love, Rachel”


Attitudes- Anon

I like this little poem given to me many years ago by a friend,when I was stressed out before medical exams! Tattered and yellowed with age , but always relevant!


Very well known.  and very good medicine! I have observed that a lot of anxiety , depression and unhappiness results from  an un willingness to accept it when things go pear-shaped. When we can accept that things have gone pear shaped with serenity, then without all the stress we can make clear decisions, and find the courage to make necessary changes- to improve a situation or to walk away from it- that’s where the wisdom comes into the picture!


In the midst of life’s endless movement
 let me be still
In the midst of life’s constant noise
let me be silent
In the midst of life’s strain and stress
let me be calm
In the midst of life’s uncertainty and doubt
let me be true
In the midst of life’s sickness and dying
let me be strong
In the midst of life
let me be
A beautiful poem by Tim Murray, in memory of his wife Anne Murray, who is one of the most inspiring people I have ever known , and whom I had the great privilege of working with and knowing for many years.