Vol. 20 No 2 | Winter 2018
Letters to the Editor: Dr Michael Simcock

This article is 6 years old and may no longer reflect current clinical practice.

In response to Dr Michael Simcock’s obituary O&G Magazine Vol. 19 No. 1

Thanks to Dr Michael Simcock, my first child’s life was saved. David was born on 14 May 1971 at 9.17am, in Auburn District Hospital. After labouring for many hours, my baby was in a posterior position and in fetal distress. Dr Simcock took quick action. He gave me an epidural, but the fetal distress continued. Emergency action was taken and a caesarean section was performed. My first baby was born healthy and well.

Dr Simcock also cared for me and my second son, Shayne, born on 12 September 1972. He was also born by caesarean section, although born in a more relaxed manner. I am 65 years old now, but I have never forgotten the kind and skilful way Dr Simcock treated me and my babies. If it wasn’t for Dr Simcock, I may not have had children and could have lost my own life. I will be forever grateful to Dr Simcock and his wife Barbara.

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Angela Waters ( Mrs)

Dr Michael Simcock, was one amazing Doctor. He saved my life twice. My first son was born 1973 in Auburn Hospital, Sydney. I spent some months in hospital prior to my sons birth. I had a difficult pregnancy & ended up having an emergency caesarean.I had great difficulty falling pregnant on my second child but Dr Simcock after a number of tests discovered the problem & I fell pregnant in 1978. I had a second very difficult pregnancy, again spending months in Blacktown hospital , I had another caesarean and was delivered a second but tiny baby son. Thank God for the amazing skill of Dr Michael Simcock. He was a caring, loveable, gifted Doctor. I have been very saddened to hear only tonight of his passing in 2016. Rest In Peace. Dr Michael….


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