Saturday 21 October 2017

Midwives retire after decades of service

By Esther Hayden

Colleagues gather at Whitford House Hotel for the retirement party for Wexford General midwaves Ann Quigley, Glynn, and Aideen Breen, Bunclody.
Colleagues gather at Whitford House Hotel for the retirement party for Wexford General midwaves Ann Quigley, Glynn, and Aideen Breen, Bunclody.

Two midwives celebrated their retirement in style at the Whitford Hotel on Wednesday last.

Ann Quigley and Aideen Breen had more than 50 years service between them at Wexford General Hospital and have delivered countless babies during that time.

Ann from Glynn was joined on the night by her husband Tom while Bunclody's Aideen was joined by husband Fran.

Both women were held in very high esteem by their colleagues and also attending the retirement celebrations were their current and former colleagues from the maternity unit.

The two ladies were presented with flowers and gifts on the night from their colleagues. One of the presents was an personalised photobook documenting their time at Wexford General.

A novelty cake showing a nurse's scrub top was also a big hit and proved the ideal finish to the delicious three course meal.

One of the organisers, Gillian Roche, said 'it was a really good night and everyone really enjoyed themselves. After the meal there was music by Ted Quinn on guitar and everyone had a great catch-up'.

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