High Flyer Finally Lands

Staff said a fond farewell to a member of the HR Department, Val Marshall, who retired recently after 31 years with NHS Forth Valley following a former career in the Royal Air Force.

Val originally joined the Princess Mary’s RAF Nursing Service and trained as a nurse at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire which specialises in plastic surgery and burns.

After leaving the RAF Val worked in several hospitals across Forth Valley and spent two years at the Armed Forces Hospital in Muscat before deciding to retrain for a career in HR.

She secured her first HR role at Stirling Royal Infirmary in July 1998 which was followed by posts in Operational HR, Staff Governance and latterly as the lead for Job Evaluation & Terms and Conditions. Val also played a key role in taking forward Dignity and Respect at work training and managed staff in the Library and Medical Education Service.