Patients in Unit 1 at Bo’ness Hospital joined the retirement celebrations when senior charge nurse Christine O’Donnell retired after 44 years with the NHS. Christine had a varied career with NHS Forth Valley, beginning at the age of 16 working with people with learning disabilities. She also spent time in Bellsdyke Hospital, Lochgreen in Falkirk (now closed) the Windsor Unit at Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary (also no more) and latterly at Bo’ness Hospital.
Christine was presented with a handbag, gold chain and flowers galore, and plans to spend her retirement with plenty of holidays. She is pictured (front row, fourth left) with some of her colleagues.