WSLHD integrated & community health senior nurse manager Liz Mackintosh has retired.
Liz had spent nearly 30 years working as a nurse in WSLHD, including her stint as a senior nurse manager, managing the nursing cohort in integrated and community health.
Liz started her nursing career at age 16, completing her nursing & midwifery training in the UK.
In 1976, she spent two years working as a nursing sister in a 26-bed hospital in the Falkland Islands before moving to the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.
She migrated to Australia in 1981 and started working in gynaecology at Blacktown Hospital in 1988.
She moved to community health in 1989 and fell in love with working in the community.
She has worked in various community health nursing roles including nursing unit manager at Blacktown Community Health Centre.
In 1994, she completed her Bachelor of Nursing (conversion program) at UTS Sydney and then undertook Honours in research.
Liz was farewelled with a special afternoon tea on October 25 at Cumberland Hospital.
She will be greatly missed by all – colleague Jenny Jackson thanked Liz for her “leadership, support, advocacy and caring for staff and the western Sydney community over the years.”
All the best in your retirement Liz!