Golf and holidays are often on the agenda for retirees. But Vaccination Project Manager Alison Morrison, who has stepped down after 42 years with the health service, may also be getting a dog – thanks to her three daughters.
Her NHS career began in North Shields as a pharmacy technician. She subsequently moved to the Highlands and worked in a psychiatric hospital before taking a break when she had her first child.
She returned to Raigmore Hospital in 1983 as Senior Pharmacy Technician and moved to Forth Valley in 2001 to work in the community and pharmacy department. For the last three years she was seconded to the Public Health Department in Board Headquarters at Carseview House in Stirling.
Throughout her career, immunisation has been her main focus and she was appointed chair of the Vaccine Holding Centre. Alison recalls her time in the Highlands having to deliver vaccines to far flung places including Skye and north of Wick. These had to be properly packaged and Alison became involved in an audit on the best ways of transporting vaccines.
Pictured – Alison is pictured enjoying tea and cakes with colleagues just before leaving.