Sandra Scopes Pastures New

Sandra Scopes Pastures New

Following a 37 year career which involved care of the elderly, working in theatres, looking after adults with learning difficulties and finally as Senior Sister in endoscopy, Sandra Fleming has retired and is now heading for pastures new.

Over the next two years she plans to be hardly at home, with Australia and Berlin on her travel itinerary.

Sandra looked back fondly on her early days in nursing and recalled working as a scrub nurse in theatre in the instrument store, preparing trays. Her memories also included making Sunday dinner in the autoclaves and cleaning endoscopes in a bucket!

A trip to Lourdes looking after adults with learning difficulties had a profound effect on her and she moved to the Royal Scottish National Hospital, training as a nurse for people with mental illness.  With rumours of closure she joined the Staff Bank and was sent to cover a shift in Endoscopy – the rest is history!

Summer 2017 Our People