Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Kathy Devlin, who has been ‘Mum’ to many of our patients, has retired after 25 years with NHS Forth Valley and almost 40 years with the health service. At a celebratory tea to mark her retirement colleagues heard about a number of Kathy’s distinctive traits that will be missed. Always late, she never went anywhere with one set of clothes when two or three could have been worn. She once came to work wearing odd shoes (both left feet) and, on one occasion, she became angry because a phone was constantly engaged and it turned out she was dialling her own number!
Kathy trained as a nurse in Stobhill in Glasgow where she initially worked in cardiology before moving to Luton where she was employed in a hospital Emergency Department. She then decided to train as a midwife. In the mid 1990’s she joined the Diabetes Team in Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary and has been an integral part of that team ever since.
Kathy was also a ‘weel kent’ face in the Women and Children’s Unit where she has delivered education and training to midwives.