PAH nurse retires after 46 years of service

Health / Sun 19th Mar 2023 at 11:52am

A DEDICATED and experienced midwife will retire from The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) at the end of March after clocking up an astonishing 46 years’ service.

Andrea Brewis, bereavement review team lead, began her general nurse training at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Epping in 1976, aged 18 years old.

Initially, Andrea trained as a registered nurse, before undergoing further training in 1980 to qualify as a registered midwife, formally known as a state certified midwife. 

Throughout her time at PAHT, Andrea has progressed her career by seeking new job opportunities, including working as a ward sister, community midwife, practice nurse, family planning nurse, ward manager, bereavement advisor and more recently, a county wide bereavement review lead, a post that she has held for eight years.

 Reflecting on her long service, Andrea said: “I have been involved in several projects to enhance patient care and experiences. There are many stand-out moments whilst working at PAHT, but it was fantastic to have worked abroad and presented at international conferences in relation to bereavement care.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my various nursing and midwifery roles and I would say that my career has been amazing. I feel that I have experienced the very best that my career could offer – I have worked alongside some inspirational colleagues and have been involved in delivering the very best that the NHS offers to families. 

“I will really miss my colleagues as we are a very small team and also all those allied health professionals that I have had the privilege to work alongside.

 “My current role can be challenging at times, but I am extremely proud of the work that we do to support bereaved families. 

“I’m looking forward to my retirement, spending time with my family, and exploring new ventures that lie ahead.”

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4 Comments for PAH nurse retires after 46 years of service:

Tony Durcan
2023-03-19 15:20:01

Will be missed in the nursing family but knowing Andrea she may be gone but she won’t be forgotten. My guess the inspirational colleague is no reference to myself.

2023-03-19 19:32:22

Good luck and thank you for your dedication.

Edward Huxtable
2023-03-20 15:15:07

I don't know you but we'll done for staying with the NHS while others leave . Now it's your time , enjoy your retirement , you deserve it.

Stephen Patrick
2023-03-20 17:46:23

Good luck and thanks

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