50 years and counting for nurse Sue!

Congratulations to endoscopy nurse Sue Hood, who is celebrating clocking up an incredible 50 years in the NHS!

Sue left school one Friday in 1966 and started work at Ripon Hospital on the Monday as a cadet nurse. Since then, she’s worked at York Hospital as a psychiatric nurse and at the old County and City Hospital. She came to Harrogate District Hospital 27 years ago and worked as an orthopaedic nurse before joining the Endoscopy Department on a bank contract five years ago.

Sue said: “I’ve been so happy at work over the years. I’m so glad I came into nursing. A lot has changed in nursing but also some things haven’t. You still need to know your role, have a good leader and be part of a good team. It’s so much fun. I’m proud to work at Harrogate District Hospital.”

Sue lives in Harrogate, and is married to husband Derek, a BT engineer.

Lorraine Dyson, Endoscopy Manager, said: “Sue brings with her 50 years of nursing experience, and has so much to offer several generations of colleagues. She keeps fit and well and still has plenty to contribute. Patients love being with her and being cared for by her. ”


Pictured: Sue Hood holds flowers from her endoscopy colleagues.