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One of Scotland’s longest serving nurses – Reta Scott - is retiring after an incredible 52 years of caring for patients in Glasgow..Reta, who has been a theatre nurse at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Victoria Infirmary for 43 years, began her training at the Western Infirmary in 1957 and has spent the majority of her career since then nursing in Glasgow..Reta, who lives in the city’s Battlefield area, is one of the best known and popular faces at the Victoria..Reta said: “I had a plan that if I got to 70, which I did in April this year, and I was fit and well it would be time to go.  I’ve had a marvellous career and I’ve loved it all. I’ll dearly miss all my wonderful colleagues and of course the patients too.  It will be strange not working but I feel now is the right time to retire.  Offers for how to fill my time are flooding in and carpet bowls is chief among them! Most of all I’m really looking forward to spending more time with my family.”.To mark her remarkable contribution to healthcare NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Chairman, Andrew Robertson, took her out for a special celebratory lunch..Mr Robertson said: “Nursing is a vocation and having met her, it is quite clear that Reta was always destined to be a nurse.  She is a remarkable woman and her dedication and quality of care to Glasgow patients cannot be overestimated. I am very grateful for all her tremendous work over the half century she has spent looking after others.  I know that Reta, with her infectious cheerfulness and good humour, will be very sadly missed.”.Colleagues, past and present also gathered to wish Reta well in her retirement and as well as quite a number of tears being shed there was much laughter as some of the highlights of her career were recounted..Picture:  26 August 2009: Universal News and Sport (Scotland).All pictures must be credited to  www.universalnewsandsport.com.(0ffice) 0844 884 51 22.
One of Scotland’s longest serving nurses – Reta Scott - is retiring after an incredible 52 years of caring for patients in Glasgow..Reta, who has been a theatre nurse at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Victoria Infirmary for 43 years, began her training at the Western Infirmary in 1957 and has spent the majority of her career since then nursing in Glasgow..Reta, who lives in the city’s Battlefield area, is one of the best known and popular faces at the Victoria..Reta...
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