Musical diva prepares for new role

Westmead Hospital Women’s and Newborn Health staff farewell Margaret (centre wearing scarf).

Westmead Hospital’s Women’s and Newborn administration officer Margaret Mackey is about to embark on another highlight of her life – her retirement!

For more than 15 years Margaret has been a valued and trusted employee in the Women’s Health Clinic.

Westmead Hospital Women’s and Newborn Health Clinic acting practice manager Lissette Cruz said that the team will miss Margaret’s happy and friendly nature and said she was always ready for a good laugh.

“Never one to miss a social outing, Margaret was on-hand lending her vocal talents to the Westmead Choir to perform for the patients, visitors and staff at Christmas,” Ms Cruz said.

“Margaret comes from a musical family and is an amazing singer … she stays in tune and has perfect pitch.

“We will miss hearing her upbeat tunes in the department and are all sad to see her leave.

“We wish her all the best on her next adventure as she prepares for her role in retirement.”

Margaret was overwhelmed with the amount of people at her farewell and said that she has enjoyed working at the Women’s Health clinic and will miss the ladies but will ensure she stays in touch.

“Their comes a time in your life when you want to do other things … I have a husband at home, four children and hopefully soon grandchildren,” Ms Mackey said.

“I’m looking forward to catching up with family and friends and sleeping in during winter.”

All the best Margaret!