There’s not many folk who can work for an organisation for 33 years and never have a day off sick! But that was the magnificent achievement of Tom Brown, Nursing Assistant in Ward 1 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, who retired recently.
Tom began his NHS career aged 21 at the Royal Scottish National Hospital (RSNH)) at Larbert. When the RSNH closed his job changed and he moved from the Recreation Department to become a porter at both the former Falkirk and Stirling Royal Infirmaries.
Tom subsequently became a nursing assistant in Ward 18, an acute mental health ward at Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary, before transferring to Forth Valley Royal Hospital where he has worked in all acute adult mental health wards.
A ‘weel kent’ face throughout the organisation Tom’s longstanding commitment to NHS Forth Valley is warmly acknowledged and his colleagues wish him a long and well deserved retirement.