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Scarborough vaccinator celebrates 50-year service

18th February 2022 - 3:58 PM

Sixty-nine-year-old nurse, David Wilson, has celebrated 50-years of NHS service.

David has been a firm fixture in the local NHS for the past half century, having nursed at Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals as a ward manager and duty site coordinator.

A quiet retirement was never on the cards, with David returning to his nursing vocation to support the national COVID vaccination effort, saying at the time “I thought I’d come back to support my colleagues, it was a great opportunity to help!”.

David has worked as the Vaccine Service Coordinator for the Scarborough Rugby Club vaccination effort in recently months, prior to the Rugby Club Clinic closing its doors.

David said: “I’m really proud to have made my 50-year milestone, the past 2 years weren’t what I expected when I originally retired, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I’m honoured to have played my part in the vaccination effort alongside my dedicated and hard-working colleagues.”

Sally Brown, Clinical Managing Partner at Haxby Group Scarborough, who ran the Rugby Club vaccination clinic said: “We’re very fortunate as an NHS that we have such dedicated and committed teams. David having been in the NHS for 50 years proves that nursing really is a calling for life.”

“Working with David at the vaccination centre has been a real privilege; I want to thank him for his service not only during the pandemic, but the years prior too.” 

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