Senior Oban-based nurse to retire after 37 years’ service with NHS
ONE OF NHS Highland’s senior nurses, Pat Tyrrell, who is based in Oban, is retiring after 37 years of service with the NHS in Scotland.
The board’s deputy director of Nursing and Midwifery has had a long and varied career which has taken her the length and breadth of the country – the last 10 years with NHS Highland.
Pat intends to take a long holiday with her husband. The three-month trip will include travelling across Europe and taking the Trans Siberian railway across Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China.
The couple then hope to take the train to Hong Kong before travelling to Australia to attend one of Pat’s best friend’s birthday.
On her return, Pat will still be working with some of her NHS Highland colleagues.
‘ When I get back, there are a few things I’ll be doing,’ said Pat. ‘This will include frontline nursing with the Marie Curie service and community nursing with the NHS Highland nursing bank.
‘I’m also going to be a clinical advisor for the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and I’m going to carry on working as a trustee for the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland. I also hope to have more time to do some work within my local community.’
Pat Tyrrell, NHS Highland’s deputy director of Nursing and Midwifery, is retiring.