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Endoscopy nurse celebrates 50-year NHS career

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Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has offered its congratulations to endoscopy nurse Sue Hood, who has clocked up 50 years working in the NHS.

Ms Hood left school one Friday in 1966 and started work at Ripon Hospital on the Monday as a cadet nurse.

Since then, she has worked at York Hospital as a psychiatric nurse and at the old County and City Hospital.

She went to Harrogate District Hospital 27 years ago and worked as an orthopaedic nurse before joining the endoscopy department on a bank contract five years ago.

Ms Hood said: “I’ve been so happy at work over the years. I’m so glad I came into nursing.

“A lot has changed in nursing but also some things haven’t. You still need to know your role, have a good leader and be part of a good team. It’s so much fun,” she said.

Lorraine Dyson, the trust’s endoscopy manager, said: “Sue brings with her 50 years of nursing experience, and has so much to offer several generations of colleagues.

“She keeps fit and well and still has plenty to contribute. Patients love being with her and being cared for by her,” she added.

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