Famed for her green fingers and her ability to grow fruit and vegetables, Staff Nurse Jean Armstrong, who retired recently from the Dental Department, is now looking forward to spending more time in her allotment.
Jean started her working life as a Dental Nurse which stood her in good stead for the nursing role she took up in the Oral and Maxillofacial Department in 1996. She helped in the transition from Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary to Forth Valley Royal Hospital where she was based in Area 6 of the Outpatient Department.
Jean, who never had a sick day during the entire time she worked for NHS Forth Valley, was caring and compassionate in her delivery of specialist head and neck care. Patient care was high on her agenda and she passed this ethos on to the many students who worked in the department.
Jean is a member of ‘Friends of the Earth’ and is a keen composter and recycler. Last year her love of gardening netted her first prize for her outstanding onions!