The Dudley Group has this week said goodbye to Director of Nursing Denise McMahon who has retired after more than 35 years in the NHS.
Denise started her nursing career ages 16 as a cadet before starting her nurse training at Walsall Manor Hospital in 1978. During her time in Dudley, Denise has been instrumental in developing the Trust’s Nursing and Midwifery Strategy and took on a number of lead roles in governance and infection prevention and control.
“My time here has truly been a pleasure. It has been a privilege to work with such a wonderful team and I want to thank everyone I have worked with throughout my time here,” said Denise.
“I am excited about starting a new chapter in my life but also apprehensive as nursing is all I have known since such a young age.”
Chief Executive Paula Clark said, “It’s been a great privilege and an honour to work with Denise. Over the years we have experienced a lot together and she should be proud of the role she has played in raising the profile of nursing at the Trust.
“Denise’s leadership and passion for nursing will be greatly missed and I’d like to thank her for her dedication to the Trust not only from myself, but also on behalf of the people of Dudley.”
Although retiring from nursing, Denise is looking forward to her new venture as she takes on ownership of a designer bridal boutique in Lichfield.
We wish Denise all the best for the future and thank her for her dedication to the Trust.