Having worked in general nursing, mental health and midwifery, her career has seen her develop a number of skills alongside strong friendships with colleagues, many of whom were at Walsall Manor Hospital today to bid her goodbye in a special celebration event.
Olga joined Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust in 1995 as a Community Midwife and colleagues today remarked on the massive contribution she’s made to maternity services here at the trust – “She’s the go-to woman for anything antenatal” explained one consultant.
Olga said: “Forty-two years has gone so fast!
“It’s been lovely to see so many wonderful people here today and sad to say goodbye to them all, but the many people who came by to help me celebrate my career tells me that I’ve done something right!
“I’ve had a wonderful time here and a big thank you to my colleagues for their lovely words; thanks for flavouring my life and for being artists in my picture! This is a new chapter for me which I’m sure will be well written but I ask my colleagues to keep me in their prayers as I know they’ll be in mine.”
Val Ferguson, Olga’s sister and senior nurse here at the trust, said: “We want to wish Olga a very happy retirement. Her friends and work family will miss her greatly and she deserves to put her feet up.”
Delreita Bernard, Director of Operations for Women’s, Children’s and Clinical Support Services added: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to have Olga here at the trust – she’s been really supportive to those around her and we’ll be sorry to see her go. Best of luck.”
And while she may be looking forward to a much-earned rest, Olga is looking to become a magistrate in her hometown of Wolverhampton. We wish her all the best!