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Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone - Nostalgic Nurses Reunion

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Over 40 years ago some of the nurses (pictured below), first started working together serving the local community at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone.

With a combined total of 331* years of service providing nursing care to the town, we greatly appreciate their hard work and dedication, making Folkestone a happier and healthier place to live.

John Yonge, of Smith Woolley, was delighted to welcome back the nurses to take a trip down memory lane to see how the former hospital building has changed since its recent renovation and conversion into flats, currently being let by Folkestone chartered surveyors Smith Woolley.

Pictured above with John Yonge of Smith Woolley from left to right top row: Linda Lee, Alison Dugdale*, Susan Turner, Sally Challis. Front row left to right: Elaine Anderson**, Tina Leslie, Pauline West, Trish Holmes.
*Alison Dugdale (now working part-time) is the former manager of the Urgent Treatment centre at the Royal Victoria. **Elaine Anderson is the current manager of the Urgent Treatment centre at the Royal Victoria.

Tina Leslie, one of the nurses who organised the reunion, said; “It was a great place to work, and members of the group have said how very fortunate they were working together in such a stable, happy, supportive team in a job they loved.”

The nurses enjoyed reminiscing with one another, and they were all hugely appreciative of the opportunity to look around.

One of the members of the group, Linda Lee, is currently a receptionist at the Royal Victoria’s Urgent Treatment centre next door, and one of her children was born in the Royal Victoria Hospital. Nurse, Marion Lucey, who is working part-time at the Royal Victoria’s Urgent Treatment centre (not pictured) also joined the group for the tour. Also, part of the group, but not able to attend the tour, is Kate Goldfinch and Glynis Hughes (former nurses) and Val Godden (former receptionist), at the Royal Victoria.

*The number of hours quoted above include those worked by the 4 not in the photograph, because they were very much part of the team.

The former Royal Victoria Hospital is now an impressive development 18 newly converted 1 and 2-bedroom apartments offering a variety of layouts, configurations, and aspects to suit all tastes. All the apartments are finished to a high decorative standard with an external car parking space.

For details of the last few remaining apartments, which are available to rent, please click here, www.smithwoolley.com/letting-services, or for further information call: 01303 226622.


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