Popular nurse retires

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A Bridlington nurse who has helped look after local patients for 31 years retired on Friday.

Angie Walker has worked at Bridlington Hospital since it first opened its doors in March 1988 and is a well known face to patients, visitors and colleagues.

She started her nursing career at the former Lloyd Hospital in 1983 as an auxiliary nurse and ended her nursing career as a Staff Nurse on Lloyd Ward – the surgical day ward at Bridlington Hospital.

Angie, who has lived in Bridlington all her life, explained: “I decided to undertake a career in nursing in 1983, after my husband suffered a heart attack. I wanted to be able to give something back and to be able to help care for patients.

“I began my career at the old Lloyd Hospital before moving to Bridlington Hospital when it opened in March 1988. I started as an Auxiliary Nurse on Thornton Ward, before moving to Lloyd Ward as a Healthcare Assistant.

Angie undertook NVQ Levels 2 and 3 before going on to study to become a Nurse at the University of York. She has been a Staff Nurse on Lloyd Ward for the past nine years.

She continued: “I have loved every aspect of my nursing career. I feel privileged to have been able to care for patients and like to think of every patient as an extension of my family.”

Angie will keep in touch with her hospital colleagues in her role as a member of the League of Friends.

Bridlington Hospital League of Friends aims to improve patient care and comfort. Over the past two years the Bridlington Hospital League of Friends has invested over £12,000 in the development in hospital facilities.