Se­nior Oban-based nurse to re­tire af­ter 37 years’ ser­vice with NHS

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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