Specialist nurse Linda Malone, who has retired after 39 years with the NHS, is planning to become proficient in three new specialties – bridge, bowls and Spanish!
Linda started her career in nursing in 1977 at Stirling Royal Infirmary where she qualified in 1980. Once qualified, she worked in ward 5 with urology and general surgery patients. In 1984, she left to have her family – a son and a daughter – but was persuaded to come back the next year to do night shift which she did for 10 years!
In 1995, she moved to days then, in 1998, she secured the Clinical Nurse Specialist post in Urology where she worked until she retired.
In her retirement Linda plans to help look after her niece and nephew. Her son has plans for her to assist him on his farm, whilst her daughter is looking forward to ladies who lunch!