Friends and colleagues gathered at Whitehills in Forfar last Wednesday to bid farewell to long-serving nurse Rhoda Angus who retired after 36 years NHS service.
Rhoda’s entire nursing career has been based in Angus and she began her nurse training at Stracathro Hospital in 1976, qualifying three years later.
In recognition of her excellent nursing studies she was awarded a Silver Medal from the College of Nursing, Tayside Health Board.
From the beginning, Rhoda’s nursing career centred round older people’s mental health.
She spent many years working at Sunnyside Hospital in Montrose working in wards 22 and 27 as well as in the Hospital Block.
In 1993, Rhoda took up the post of charge nurse and in 1996 as a senior charge nurse she moved to work in Forfar Infirmary where she remained until it was closed in 2005.
She then transferred to the Prosen Unit at the newly built Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre where she continued to work until today.
To mark her retirement, Psychiatry of Old Age Clinical Team Manager Mandy Warden presented Rhoda with gifts on behalf of her work colleagues and friends, including a piece of Wemyss Ware pottery which was specially chosen by Rhoda herself.
In her retirement, she plans to relax and enjoy her free time hill walking and spending time with her family and grandchildren.