Weston Hospicecare nurse Susan to retire after 11 years
PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 October 2016
One of Weston Hospicecare's longest-serving nurses has retired after more than a decade in the role.
Susan Gerry-Riley worked at the hospice as a community nurse specialist, before moving on to run the charity’s companions support service in 2014.
The service sees more than 40 volunteers offer support to the families and friends of Hospicecare patients.
Susan said the experience of leading the companions service had been extremely rewarding.
She said: “These latter years have been the happiest times and highlight of my career.
“The hospice encourages proactive initiatives to improve their support to patients and their families, and I’ve been a part of that.”
Susan will continue to support the hospice as a volunteer for its Chat and Cherish Café support group, but plans on travelling more following her retirement.
She said: “It has been wonderful observing how these compassionate people have been, supporting families at a time when patients and families are coping with illness, but now it’s time to retire.”