Donald Kennedy, a support worker at the Susan Carnegie Centre, Stracathro Hospital, retired after 36 years service working within mental health at a ceremony held today, Tuesday, March 26.
Donald started his career at Sunnyside Royal Hospital in 1976 working as a dairy man on the hospital farm aged 15.
At the age of 19, in 1978 he began his nursing career and over the years he worked in many of the wards at Sunnyside.
Donald then joined the Supported Therapies and Recovery Service and has worked in this service for the last eight years until his retirement.
Mandy Warden, Clinical Team Manager, Psychiatry of Old Age presented Donald with vouchers and gifts on behalf of his colleagues and friends.
Despite retiring from the hospital Don has no plans to slow down and has instead decided to launch a dog walking company covering Brechin and Montrose.