Describing herself as a ‘poster girl for opportunity in the NHS with three different careers’ Head of Organisational Development, Morag Mclaren retired recently after 41 years service.
Morag began her career in the year Wings were the Christmas Number One with Mull of Kintyyre and Virginia Wade won Wimbledon, beginning as a mental health nurse at Bellsdyke Hospital. A charge nurse at the tender age of 21, she subsequently transferred to management as a Clinical Leadership Facilitator in 2001 followed by a further shift into the world of Organisational Development.
Under Morag’s leadership she spearheaded the Staff Awards, iMatter and recently became the Board’s ‘golden lady with a golden touch’ as NHS Forth Valley became one of only two healthcare organisations in the UK to win the prestigious Investors in People Gold Award.
Morag, who was also an Associate Director of HR, paid tribute to the managers who have always helped and supported her, and said her retirement plans included an intention to visit every distillery in Scotland to taste every single brand of malt whisky!
She received numerous presents and flowers, plus money to select a gift of her choice.