Nurse Theresa Malone Retires From Downe Hospital

Downe Hospital nurse Theresa Malone retires after 40 years

Downe Hospital Outpatient Nurse Theresa Malone has retired after an outstanding four decades of nursing.

Theresa’s remarkable journey in Nursing began in 1981 as a Healthcare Assistant at Ards Hospital. Over the years, her commitment and passion for patient care have made a lasting impact on many.

Theresa’s nursing career has seen her play pivotal roles at both Ards, Bangor and the Downe Hospitals. She has provided outstanding care to patients across various departments, including Care of the Elderly and Medicine in the Downe Hospital.

For the past 20 years, Theresa has been a valued member of the Nursing Team in the Outpatients Department at the Downe Hospital, where her expertise, compassion and dedication have been deeply valued by colleagues and patients.

One of Theresa’s achievements was her involvement in the UVB Award presented by the Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards to the Downe Hospital Team in 2023 for the positive outcomes that have been recorded and the difference UVB treatment is making to the lives of patients who attend the service.

Theresa Malone has ended her nursing career at the Downe Hospital after 40 years nursing across the Trust area.

This recognition underscores her commitment to excellence in patient care.

Reflecting on her career, Theresa Malone said: “I have really enjoyed working in the Downe Hospital with all the patients and staff.  I will miss them greatly. 

“I am looking forward to my retirement and spending time with my family and enjoying a few holidays.  I am always open to helping out with a few bank shifts if needed.”

Thanking Theresa for her many years of dedication and commitment, Sister Hazel Bartley added: “Theresa has been an invaluable member of our team, always going above and beyond to provide the best care for our patients.

“Her retirement is well-deserved and we wish her all the best in her retirement.”

Theresa’s retirement marks the end of an era for the Downe Hospital. Her colleagues and patients will miss her warmth, professionalism and unwavering dedication to nursing.

As Theresa embarks on this new chapter, she leaves behind a legacy of compassion and excellence that will continue to inspire future generations of nurses for many years to come.