I was looking up my past cardiologists from when I was a baby. After open heart surgery for a valve replacement in Brisbane performed by Dr Mark O'Brien in 1975 at the age of 19, I was referred to Dr George Hale when I moved to Melbourne in 1977. Dr Hale looked after me and when I need needed a another valve replacement at the age of 45 he was there for me and unfailingly visited me at all hours. Dr Hale continued being my cardiologist and very caringly monitored my warfarin levels for at least 10 years until his retirement when I was referred to another cardiologist. When I first met Dr Hale at 20 I thought he was old. He continued to look the same for the next 35 years. What a marvelous our man. Thank you Dr Hale. Sheree
Still thinking of you Dr George, still missing you after more than 12 months. Valve No. 2 still functioning ok,, wish you were here to supervise.
We didn't know Dr Hale had died. What a wonderful man. He looked after my father for over 20 years. Our family thanks you so much. Carol Matthews
Dr Hale looked after my dad from the late 80s and until he stopped practising. George Hale helped my dad through some tough times. He was not only an excellent physician, but an exceptional and courteous human being who treated us with respect, dignity and had a great sense of humour. He will be greatly missed. Thank you Dr Hale. May you rest in peace.
Although George Hale was a very busy and senior city cardiologist he was unfailingly courteous and patient with a junior colleague building up a service at the periphery. Truly he was a gentleman physician who set a standard for all of to follow. I will always remember fondly a man who brought so much grace to the practice of medicine. I offer my warmest condolence to his family.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of George and Betty Hale. George cared for my father many years ago and continued on the farming tradition at Bucaan.
My lasting memories of Dr George Senior are of a quiet man who loved to spend time ploughing his paddocks on his tractor with his earmuffed cap on his head while Betty kept charge of the pager and he was a mean BBQ chef who loved a good red. I was always in awe of the relationship between George and Betty - a solid, loving partnership and I will always have fond memories of my time on "The Farm". I know he will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with George Junior, Jo, Lou, Tom, Simon and families. Kirst.
He was a brilliant and very caring doctor, who looked after my sister and kept her living for all of these years,he will be sadly missed by all his patients and his family and ours. Thank you Doctor Hale for caring so much about all your patients.
A brilliant and caring man and doctor whom we owe so much gratitude to. His patients became his friends and extended family. George Hale gave 100% to his work and will be sadly missed. He was one in a million. Thank you Dr George Hale for the love and care that you have given to my sister over the 45 years that you have known her. You did exceptional work and far exceeded your role.
Dr Hale, what a magnificent man you are! You looked after my mother for 45 years, since she was 8 years old. I appreciate you more than words can say, I would not be here if it wasn't for your support of my parents starting a family (a lot of others said Mum should not have children), she had two! My brother Mark and I are both healthy and happy people and have an awesome mother. You supported her through not one but two heart valve replacements. You were a constant in our families life, you showed compassion for all those around you, even if you were a busy man. Even though Mum would never let any of us go in the consultation rooms with her (so that she could tll us what she thought we wanted to hear) we knew that you were so fantastic we had nothing to worry about. Lots of love to you and your family. Cristy Dawn Neilson.
Thank you Dr George Hale, I owe you my life. After 45 years of being my trusted cardiologist I am still here. The sad part of my life is that you are no longer with me. So honoured to have painted your portrait, thank you Hale family for adding it to this tribute. I love you Dr Hale, rest now. Dora Neilson