Eighteen former nurses and their family and friends had an opportunity to talk about their nursing days and how the NHS has developed over the years at a special event at the Salisbury District Hospital Staff Club on May 12. While some have since taken up specialist or managerial roles, others have moved into teaching and training.
One nurse , Sarah Stewart, came over from New Zealand where she is teaching midwives and publishing books and articles across the world.
At 66 Celeste is the oldest in the group. She trained as a midwife and worked as a district nurse until her retirement nine years ago. She has been a governor for the hospital's Salisbury City constituency since 2006.
Celeste said: " We have come along way and achieved so much and it was great to see so many familiar faces from those early days and children who are now in their 20s. Clearly the NHS is very different from when we first started all those years ago. However, so many of the group still have a prominent role to play, treating patients and training our nurses and midwives of the future."
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