Stracathro’s head of nursing retires

Pictured, from left, are Karen Craig (lead nurse infection control), Susan Skene and Lorraine Paterson (senior charge nurse).

Pictured, from left, are Karen Craig (lead nurse infection control), Susan Skene and Lorraine Paterson (senior charge nurse).

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Susan Skene has retired from her post as Head of Nursing at Stracathro Hospital after 37 years with the NHS.

Susan qualified as an orthopaedic nurse and worked in England before moving to Stracathro in 1988 where she worked in the day surgery unit. After working in the orthopaedic trauma ward and general surgery admissions ward, Susan became Head of Nursing in 2010, responsible for approximately 150 nurses.

Stuart Keys, Clinical Services Manager at Stracathro Regional Treatment Centre, said: “Susan has had a distinguished career in the NHS and has been a passionate advocate for patients treated at Stracathro and has worked hard to develop services for Angus patients.

“The quality of patient care at Stracathro is reflected in very generous feedback and is a powerful testament to the work of Susan and her colleagues.”

Stuart added: “Outside of work, Susan has been an energetic contributor to many community activities in Angus and she will no doubt throw herself into even more of these in her retirement. She will be very much missed, although we hope she will continue to combine some nursing with all her other commitments.”