Wednesday, 5 April 2017
We're celebrating the retirement of three wonderful members of staff.
Pauline York, Elaine Griffin and Brian Chapman all retired from the Trust on the same day, and each had their own special celebration on the wards in which they work.
Pauline York has been a nurse for more than 30 years, but has been nursing with the Trust since 1986. Her first role within the organisation was at Blackberry Hill Hospital, where she worked in care of the elderly.
In 1993 Pauline transferred to Frenchay Hospital, where she worked on Ward 12, which was gynaecology and breast care. After 10 years she moved to Ward 203 which over the years saw several specialities such as Vascular, General and Colorectal Surgery.
in 2014, Pauline moved to the new Brunel building when it opened, and has been a part of the 34A team ever since. Ward sister Lisa Hayward made a very special murse-themed cake for Pauline.
Brian Chapman, from ward 34B, has 41 years NHS service. Brian qualified as an Enrolled Nurse in 1975 and trained at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He has had various nursing posts, gradually working his way down the country until he met his wife Heather, who is also a nurse in Bristol.
Brian completed the conversion course and became a Registered Nurse in 1991. He was a well-known member of staff at Winford Hospital and worked for some years in the plaster room.
He has worked at both Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals and has covered a wide variety of disciplines, so is known to many staff. Brian says nursing is in his blood; he followed his aunts into nursing and plans to return to the Trust to do a few hours a week.
Elaine Griffin retired from ward 33A after 26 years working in burns and plastics for the Trust, having previously worked over at Frenchay.
We thank them for their years of service, hard work and commitment, and wish them all a very happy retirement!