Our People

Trystpark Staff Brave The Rain

This photograph, taken at the end of a rainy day in Glasgow, marks the end of the Glasgow 10k for a team from Trystpark at Bellsdyke Hospital. Pictured (from left to right) are: Duncan Westall (Senior Charge Nurse), Jacquie Shand […]

Winter 2017/18

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Singing For Research

Well done to NHS Forth Valley’s Women and Children’s Unit Choir, who recently joined together with three other choirs to fundraise for Brain Tumour Research. They performed in the beautiful setting of St Columba by the Castle in Edinburgh and […]

Winter 2017/18

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Moira Is Looking Forward To Her Next Round!

After almost 40 years with the NHS, Moira Simpson is exchanging her life in Pre-Op Assessment to becoming a golfing aficionado. Moira trained as a student nurse in 1978 at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow, qualified three years later and […]

Winter 2017/18

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Recognising Our Mentors

Around 150 members of staff have been awarded for their exceptional mentoring at a celebratory event in the Learning Centre at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Final semester nursing students at the University of Stirling were invited to look back over […]

Winter 2017/18

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It’s Good To Feel Needed

Volunteers across NHS Forth Valley have been speaking about the satisfaction and personal development opportunities they receive through working with patients and staff. Their comments are contained in a report which has been assessed and received approval from Investing in […]

Autumn 2017

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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 […]

Autumn 2017

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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 […]

Autumn 2017

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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 […]

Autumn 2017

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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 […]

Autumn 2017

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One Good Turn Deserves Another

For many years, Jim and Kirsteen Hardie (Team Hardie) worked within the Physiotherapy Department in NHS Forth Valley, between them treating tens of thousands of patients. Sadly they are no longer able to work because of ill health. However, thanks […]

Autumn 2017

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