Head­ing for re­tire­ment af­ter 34 years

Nurse ends 34 years at hos­pi­tal

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

FRIENDS and staff gath­ered to cel­e­brate the re­tire­ment of Pauline Williams who has worked at Childers Hos­pi­tal for 34 years.

Mrs Williams’ nurs­ing ca­reer started in the early ’80s at the old Childers Hos­pi­tal be­fore up­grades and ren­o­va­tions.

She was pre­sented with a plaque and cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for her ded­i­ca­tion to Queensland Health and her com­mu­nity.

“I want to thank all the staff past and present I have worked with over the years, all the nurses should be proud of what they do,” she said.

Nurs­ing staff at Childers Hos­pi­tal have world-class skills and can man­age and treat pa­tients with all that city hos­pi­tals of­fer.

Mrs Williams said nurses prided them­selves on their sup­port net­work and train­ing.

She said nurs­ing was not an easy ca­reer but was proud of her ca­reer and the chal­lenges she faced over the years.

With the in­tro­duc­tion of the Tele­Health sys­tem pa­tient care in ru­ral ar­eas has im­proved, she said.

“We see im­prove­ment in pa­tient ac­cess to health care, it re­duces trav­el­ling to ap­point­ments and pro­vides sup­port to nurs­ing staff,” she said.

Mrs Williams said her plan for re­tire­ment was to in­crease her grand­par­ent du­ties and spend more time with her fam­ily of three sons and seven grand chil­dren.

Act­ing Direc­tor of Nurs­ing, Deb­o­rah Davis said it has been a plea­sure to have worked with Mrs Williams over the years and all the staff would miss her dearly.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

HAPPY RE­TIRE­MENT: Pauline Williams had signed off at Childers Hos­pi­tal af­ter 34 years.

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