Much loved Edinburgh nurse to retire after 25 years of dedicated service

Liz has worked as a nurse for 25 years
Liz has worked as a nurse for 25 years -Credit:Supplied

Staff at an Edinburgh care home have said goodbye to one of their most dedicated nurses.

After almost 25 years of service at Strachan House in Blackhall, Liz has made the sad decision to retire from her work. She described the care home as "being like family" and that she will miss all of her colleagues.

Staff and residents at the home sent Liz off in style with French wine, flowers and a huge party with delicious food, lots of singing and a musician. She also received her 25 year gold pin for continuous service with Strachan House Care Home.

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Liz said: “Strachan House is like a family to me and though I’m looking forward to retirement, I’m really going to miss everyone here so much!”

Liz was known for acting as a mentor and for showing "care and compassion" for others.

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Frances Fisher, General Manager at Strachan House said: “Liz was my mentor when I first started nursing here at Strachan many years ago. I have her to thank for teaching me so much.

"She has such a huge heart and is greatly loved by everyone at Strachan house. She was an inspiration to her colleagues and we will all miss her. We wish her all the best in her retirement!"

Strachan House care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. Strachan House provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for 83 residents from respite care to long term stays.