29 May 2018

Cherine retires after 42 years nursing

Cherine Woolwich an Advanced Community Nurse Practitioner, working in Community Nursing as retired after 42 years nursing in the NHS.

Cherine Woolwich centre with Community Nursing colleagues

Cherine Woolwich centre with Community Nursing colleagues

Cherine’s friends and colleagues gathered at Park Practice to give her a send-off with presents and a nurse’s uniform decorated cake.

Cherine started her nursing career in 1976 as an Auxiliary Nurse at Downside Hospital Eastbourne, before beginning her Registered General Nurse training at The London Hospital, Whitechapel.

After working at various in hospitals and community clinics in Shropshire, London and Hertfordshire she return to Eastbourne in 2003 working at Enys Road Surgery.

In 2006 she joined the Community Nursing service and helped to develop the fledging Community Matron Service, later to be called the Advanced Community Nurse Practitioner service, where she has worked ever since.

Lead Nurse Alison Smith Community Nursing Team said: “Cherine has many years nursing experience and will be greatly missed. I and the rest of our team wish her a long and happy retirement.”