Hospital in farewell to nurse of 38 years

RETIRED: Dora Stuart, centre, plans to travel Scotland in her retirement.
RETIRED: Dora Stuart, centre, plans to travel Scotland in her retirement.

Fraserburgh Hospital staff said goodbye to one of their longest serving nurses this month, wishing Dora Stuart all the best in a long and happy retirement.

Attending the farewell celebrations for Mrs Stuart, the Fraserburgh Herald was told from members of staff that she would be sorely missed by both staff and patients.

Mrs Stuart, who began working at Fraserburgh Hospital’s geriatric ward in 1974, now known as Kinnaird Ward, until 1978, when she got married to Alistair and had two children, Wayne and Donna.

Returning to work later in that year, Dora Stuart has worked in all of the wards at the hospital, even in the maternity ward.

Despite having reservations about working in the matty, as it is known locally, Mrs Stuart was successful in helping to deliver a baby boy.

Having been at the hospital for such a long time, Mrs Stuart has plenty of stories to tell about her time there, from the hospital concerts to catch-ups in the now defunct smoking room.

Now retired, and an avid traveller, Mrs Stuart plans to explore Scotland - for the fresh air.

In a statement the staff had prepared, they wrote: “You’re going to be missed by all your colleagues, but wished well in your future by everybody.”