Nurse Mary retires from Knockeen
COLLEAGUES past and present paid tribute to Mary Lambert, from Oylegate, who has retired from Knockeen Nursing Home where she had worked as a nurse for 19 years.
She was joined at the celebrations by fellow nurses from Aiséirí where she had worked part time.
Originally a Ryan, from Camolin, Mary trained as a nurse in Drogheda before going to Cork to work mostly as an orthopaedic nurse.
'After working in Cork I decided to go to Innsbruck in Austria to work. I would fly over and back, but then I returned home to Wexford and took a career break,' said Mary.
The break from nursing saw Mary take a different path where she worked in a very successful family-run business, Simon Lambert & Sons pub. But Mary later decided to return to nursing and joined the staff at Knockeen in 1998, soon after it opened.
The management at Knockeen nursing home said Mary was very dedicated and took a holistic approach to her patients.
While working part-time in Knockeen, Mary also worked part-time in Aiséirí where she was highly-regarded.
'It was a great tribute to Mary that so many staff, past and present, came to celebrate Mary's retirement,' said nurse Breda Murphy.
Mary was presented with flowers and a gift at her retirement party at the Ferrycarrig Hotel, by colleagues from Knockeen and Aiséirí, who wished her health and happiness in her retirement.