Three midwives retire from hospital
Three midwives who delivered thousands of babies have retired from Wexford General Hospital after 70 years of service between them.
Marie Moore, Geraldine Morris and Rena Breen were the toast of families, friends and colleagues at a retirement function in the Táin Room at Ferrycarrig Hotel last weekend.
Fellow hospital midwife Alison Bone said everyone was assembled to celebrate the women's retirement but as colleagues they were sad at the loss of their friendship, camaraderie, their skills and years of experience. She wished the trio health and happiness on their next adventure.
Marie Moore, from North Wexford worked in the maternity unit of the hospital for over 25 years, starting out as a midwife and finishing as manager of the special care baby unit.
Rena Breen, also living in North Wexford worked as a midwife in Wexford General for over 30 years, retiring from the special baby care unit while Geraldine Morris, originally from Dublin, was a midwife in the hospital for over a decade.
During their years of service, the three midwives delivered many thousands of babies.
Labour Ward manager Niamh Doyle paid tribute to the retiring staff members. She praised their dedication to the maternity unit and said their valuable experience would be missed. They were presented with secial gifts and bouquets.