Downe Hospital Nurse Celebrates 41 Years Service

Theresa Malone celebrates 41 years service in nursing

Theresa Malone celebrates 41 years service in nursing

A staff nurse in the Downe Hospital is celebrating an incredible 41 years career in nursing.

Theresa Malone, a Staff Nurse in the Outpatients Department in the Downe Hospital, started out in her nursing career as a Nursing Assistant in Ards Hospital in 1981 before undertaking her nurse training in Bangor Hospital and the School of Nursing within the Ulster Hospital.

Theresa Malone celebrates after nursing for 41 years, most of that time at the Downe Hospital.

Theresa then took up a nursing post within the Downe Hospital in July 1986, where she is presently based. Within her time working at the Downe Hospital, Theresa has completed many courses to further her career such as a Diploma in Health Studies as well as a Diploma in Marie Curie Cancer Nursing.

 Theresa’s colleagues in the Outpatients Department in the Downe Hospital surprised her with a tea party to mark this amazing achievement. Theresa was presented with a bunch of flowers and a card along with many well wishes from colleagues.

Outpatients Deputy Sister, Joanne Hall, described Theresa as “a very caring nurse, always putting her patients and staff first, especially through the pandemic.  

Joanne also added: “It has been a privilege to work alongside Theresa and to have her as a colleague and friend.”

When asked about her achievement, Theresa said: “I have had a wonderful career and I am so lucky to work with such a great team at the Downe Hospital.”