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Dorothy Officer

F, #5506, b. 1925, d. 8 December 2013
Last Edited: 16 Apr 2021
Dorothy Officer undated photo but probably mid-1960s [found in Marion Miller's family photgraph album, Sept 2017]


  • Birth*: Dorothy Officer was born in 1925 at Froickheim, Angus, Scotland, .
  • She was the daughter of Henry Lowson Officer teacher.1
  • Partners*: Dorothy Officer and Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist were Partners say 1959; date a guess.
  • Death*: Dorothy Officer died on 8 December 2013 at Riverview Lodge Care Home, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, ; OFFICER Peacefully, at Riverview Lodge Care Home, Newport-on-Tay, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, Dorothy, dear friend and companion of Dr Marion Miller, much loved sister of Bill, Audrey and the late Henry and Mick, also a dear aunt and great-aunt. Funeral service to take place in Dundee Crematorium on Friday,
    December 13, at 1.15 p.m., to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. No flowers please, but donations can be made to cancer research.2,3
  • Occupation*: Circa 1965 at The Queen Mother's Hospital, Yorkhill, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, , Dorothy was a midwifery Sister Tutor.4
  • Employment*: She was employed by Queen Mother's maternity hospital closes doors

    The Queen Mother's Hospital in Glasgow is due to close as part of a city-wide revamp of maternity services.
    The site, at Yorkhill, was one of the most modern maternity hospitals in Europe when it opened
    in 1964.
    About 160,000 babies were born at the hospital, which helped pioneer the use of innovations such as four-dimensional "real time" ultrasound scans.
    Maternity services in Glasgow will now be centred at the Southern General and Princess Royal Maternity.
    The £790,000 Queen Mother's was opened on a phased basis, and the first baby was delivered on 12 January 1964, the day after the hospital opened.
    A further 4,766 births followed during its first year.
    HRH The Queen Mother personally suggested the new hospital's name and she officially opened it on 23 September 1964.
    The hospital played a key role in research and undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.
    It was also responsible for innovations such as establishing a neonatal transition paediatric transitional care unit in 1993 and the very first breast-feeding workshop for Asian mothers in 2000.
    Robert Calderwood, chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC), said: "In its 46-year history the Queen Mother's Hospital has played an important part in helping to shape and develop maternity services.
    "Over this period, maternity services in Glasgow have developed from seven small obstetric units to two state-of-the-art large modern facilities in 2010 where the legacy of innovation in maternity services can be continued."

    on 13 January 2010 at The Queen Mother's Hospital, Yorkhill, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, .5


  1. [S6] From MCM eulogy [Dec 2013].
  2. [S6] [Dec 2013].
  3. [S20] Unknown author, 'article', Dundee Courier & Advertiser, unknown date (DC Thomson, unknown repository reference) Originally printed on December 10, 2013. Viewed by 113 Visitors. Found at https://dct.myfamilyannouncements.co.uk/dundee/view/695673/officer [May 2019].
  4. [S6] PCC [May 2019].
  5. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8455064.stm [May 2019].