There was a huge turnout to celebrate the retirement of Elizabeth Ramage, Senior Charge Nurse in Ward B12 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, who, over her 38 years with the NHS, has cared for thousands of patients.
Elizabeth began her training at Forth Valley College of Nursing and worked in both Stirling Royal Infirmary and Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary before moving to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in 2011.
Presenting her with flowers Respiratory Consultant, Dr Douglas Morrison, said: “Elizabeth has nursed and cared for thousands of patients over her career, treating them all with the same care, compassion and respect.”
Charge Nurses gave her a gift of jewellery and treated her to afternoon tea with fizz and staff from the Ward gave her a watch.
Elizabeth plans to spend her retirement looking after her granddaughter and already has a couple of trips abroad in the pipeline. Colleagues describe her as an extensive holidaymaker complete with permanent tan!