Heading for retirement after 34 years
Nurse ends 34 years at hospital
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.
HAPPY RETIREMENT: Pauline Williams had signed off at Childers Hospital after 34 years.