Children, parents and staff came together at a special event to celebrate the retirement of midwife Sister Wong this week.
Sister Wong had been an extremely popular and valuable member of the Maternity Unit Special Care Baby Unit since 1982. Over the last 34 years she has helped many babies in this specialist unit and some of the families came along to the retirement party to say goodbye.
Christina Brown had come along with Joshua who had been delivered unexpectedly at 26 weeks in 2013.
Christina said: “Sister Wong will be greatly missed by everyone. She was a great support to us when Joshua was here for 11 weeks so wanted to come along to say goodbye. Everyone in the team was wonderful to us”.
Matron, Carla Elliott said “We would like to thank Wong for her hard work and she will be truly missed by her friends, colleagues, parents and all of the little ones she has helped over the years.”
Messages of good luck were also sent to Sister Wong via social media. One of these allowed us to share part of their special online message.
Baby Charly’s family said “You will be greatly missed by Special Care Mums. We owe you and your team all the hugs and kisses in the world from our special care babies. Mine is thirty now and has a baby of her own.”
Sister Wong, who lives in Nuneaton, is planning a busy retirement including travel to see friends and family across the world.
Sister Wong said: “I am looking forward to relaxing, travel and new challenges including learning how to swim.
“I won’t stay away completely though as I plan to come back part time after I have finished travelling.”