Farewell Pat

Colleagues have said farewell to Staff Nurse Patricia Barclay, who has retired after 31 years in the NHS. Patricia started her nursing career in 1984 in Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital before moving to Cowglen Hospital, Glasgow upon qualifying as an […]

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New Chief Executive Appointed

NHS Forth Valley has a new Chief Executive. Cathie Cowan, currently Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, is expected to take up her post before the end of the year. Cathie originally trained as a nurse at the Southern General Hospital […]

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Well done to Monika Johnson, Administration Support at Stirling Community Hospital, who recently braved the shave in support of Maggie’s Forth Valley. Monika had been growing her hair for two and a half years and it took just 20 minutes to […]

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Mary Rings The Changes

After 21 years in NHS Forth Valley, Mary Orzel is now spending her retirement pursuing several new interests. These include bell ringing, becoming a member of the Canal Society and a ladies cycling club, and spending more time with her […]

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Richard’s Perfect Timing

Forty years to the day that Richard Green started as a student nurse in Falkirk District Royal Infirmary, he was celebrating his retirement and preparing to head to Spain for a well-deserved holiday. Richard worked first in urology and then […]

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Don’t Suffer In Silence

Clinical Co-ordinator Cathy Johnston has been awarded first prize in a poetry competition, with an entry based on her personal experience of burn-out at work. Cathy, who’s been employed in NHS Forth Valley for more than 20 years, wanted to […]

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