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7th December 2016

Critical Care Nurse retires after 41 years

Critical Care Sister Veronica Carey is retiring after 41 years’ service in the NHS. Past and present colleagues meet to give her a good send off.

Veronica was given a cake intricately decorated as a critical care nurse complete with edible stethoscope, scissors, ECG traces, pills and a syringe along with a number of other presents from her colleagues past and present.

 Critical Care Sister Veronica Carey with her colleagues

Critical Care Sister Veronica Carey with her colleagues

Matron Simon Speed said: “Veronica, known as Sister V, will be greatly missed by the team in critical care having worked in the unit for much of her career. She is a very good nurse and I know many see her as a role model.”

Veronica started her nursing career at 16 as a Nurse Cadet at the Royal East Sussex Hospital. Speaking fondly about her career in Hastings Veronica Carey said: “I have been part of a great team and worked with so many great people.”