Colleagues have said farewell to Lorna Henry, Service Manager, Medical Directorate, who has retired after 41 years in the NHS. Lorna started her career as a nursing auxiliary at Bellsdyke Hospital and subsequently began student nurse training in mental health. After completing post registration training in general nursing, she moved to medical intensive care and then the night duty team.
One of her first assessments described her as “an excellent staff nurse with a down to earth approach and a good deal of common sense. She is cool and sensible, has the ability to work under pressure and is someone with above average initiative.”
Over the years, Lorna worked as a sister in medicine and took up various posts at Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary, before becoming Clinical Coordinator in the Medical Unit in 2001. Two years later she moved into an acting role as Medical Unit Nurse Manager before taking up the post of Service Manager.
More recently, Lorna has been responsible for ageing and health and community hospital services. With a passion for cleanliness it was no surprise when community hospitals in Falkirk and Stirling were the only ones at the time in Scotland to receive an exemplary report.
Lorna now intends to spend her time looking after her granddaughter Lucy, visiting her family in Canada and holidaying with friends.