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Turner Memorial Hospital trio retire after combined 109 years of service


By Jonathan Clark

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A TRIO of nurses at Keith's Turner Memorial Hospital have retired after 109 years combined service.

Margaret Henderson's retirement, after 44 years of service, in January, followed Beth Anna Inglis's retirement after 40 years and Christine Bond's after 25 years.

The three women, all from Keith, are well-known faces locally and were described by Anita Kreft, senior charge nurse at Turner Memorial Hospital, as "passionate" and "dedicated".

Beth Anna Inglis retired just before Christmas in 2020.
Beth Anna Inglis retired just before Christmas in 2020.
Margaret Henderson with a picture handed to her on the day of her retirement.
Margaret Henderson with a picture handed to her on the day of her retirement.
Christine Bond, who retired in November.
Christine Bond, who retired in November.

She said: "They were wonderful to work with and were passionate about their careers.

"They spent most of their lives at Turner Memorial Hospital, especially Beth and Margaret. They were all valued members of staff, who have seen a lot of coming and going in their time.

"There aren't many people that move on here, I retire in April and I've been here a relatively short 16 years!

"The hospital is like a family and the girls are dedicated to serving the community.

"We plan to have a big party for the three of them, even if that's at the back end of the year."

The women were given cash and presents, including flowers and wine, to mark their retirals.

Christine is still going to work a few hours as a nurse but, once the coronavirus pandemic passes, wants to travel and get in the outdoors as much as possible.

Christine is hoping to travel more after her retirement.
Christine is hoping to travel more after her retirement.

Beth's first priority is getting her living room redecorated, while Margaret will spend more time with the army of animals she has at home.


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