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Tea party in recognition of retired nurses

Celebration of service: some of the guests at the Retired Nurses Tea

Retired nurses have been honoured by the Bermuda Government with a tea party in recognition of their past services.

Thirty-five nurses were invited, all of whom had worked with Community Health Nursing services, Lefroy House or the Sylvia Richardson home.

The event was held at the pavilion at the National Sports Centre with Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment, Jeanne Atherden attending.

Gaynell Hayward-Caesar, chief nursing officer, said: “The retirees were recognised as having left us with a rich legacy.

“There is mutual reflection of the old days and how it compares to the current way of doing things. There is lots of laughter and fun had by all.”

The Retired Nurses Tea began many years ago and was the brainchild of the late Iris Davis.

The younger nurses of the department plan the celebratory event, decorate, plan the menu and serve their retired colleagues.

The nurses were also shown a slide show that highlights the staff over 40 years. The party has become a hallmark of Nurses Month.