“An incredible career and one that has made a difference to people, from cradle to grave.” That was how colleagues summed up the 40 years plus, spent in the NHS by Lead Nurse for Community Health Services Glynis Gordon, who retired recently.
Glynis began training at St Thomas’ in London and then worked as a sister in the Dialysis Unit. In 1975, she became a Public Health Nurse and Health Visitor, working initially in London before moving to Forth Valley in 1984. She held various Health Visitor posts until 2002 when she became a Clinical Lead Nurse and, around three years ago, took on the professional nursing role for the combined CHP. Heavily involved in project work, she also tackled new challenges such as complex care, and provided support and leadership in a number of key areas including Clackmannanshire Healthier Lives.
Glynis helped to bring together a single system nursing team and also became something of a national expert on inspections – both for children and older people!
Paying tribute to her integrity, Director of Nursing Professor Angela Wallace said Glynis’s support had been unwavering to colleagues and she will be much missed.