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Much valued Radiographer retires after 35 years in the NHS

Posted on: Thursday 14 May 2020

Pat Hudson

A long-standing and much valued member of the NHS team at Harrogate and District NHS Trust has retired after 35 years working in Radiology.

Pat Hudson, 58, lives in Harrogate and joined the department in 1983. She went on to become Deputy Radiology Manager and lead Radiation Protection Supervisor at the Trust’s Harrogate District Hospital.

Among the highlights of her career include working with the Joints Injections Service to support patients with pain relieving injections guided by imaging techniques.

Pat also enjoyed supporting newly qualified Radiographers in the Radiology Department as they progressed in their careers.

She said: “Managing and watching our students grow from newly qualified to experienced Radiographers has been a very rewarding part of my role.

“I will also miss the satisfaction that I have made a difference to patients suffering with severe chronic joint pain, in some cases providing instant relief.

“I’ve been lucky to have such an interesting and varied career working with some fantastic colleagues, many of whom have become life-long friends. Recently has been a challenging time of course and I’ve never been prouder than watching how the Radiology department has risen to these challenges with good grace, humour and efficiency.

“I’ve always felt at home working here… it’s like being part of a big family and I will miss everyone a great deal.”

Pat is officially retired but is planning to help out in the department on a part-time basis until the end of August.

She is looking forward to travelling once the restrictions are lifted and spending time with her family, three dogs and her old horse Ringo.