Posted: 29.03.19 at 13:55 by The Editor
Long-serving Stamford Hospital nurse Paula Reaves is retiring this month after working 43 years for the NHS.
Paula is Senior Staff Nurse and has worked at Stamford since 2003.
She started her career at Peterborough District Hospital in 1976 and also worked at Northwood & Pinner Hospital in Middlesex, at the Carshaltan in St Helier, and at Northampton General .
Paula's retirement at the end of this month signals the end of a nursing career for the Reaves family, as her mum qualified in 1948 and worked until 1980.
Paula is described as 'a much-loved' member of staff at Stamford.
Tracey Hydes, Ward Sister of Greenwood ward, says: "We'll be sad to see her go, she has a wealth of experience and will be greatly missed."
When asked what her plans were for her retirement, Paula adds: "For the first time in 43 years, I have absolutely no plans!"
Staff held a lovely leaving do for Paula and Senior Nurse Tami Brown made an incredible cake to help her celebrate.