Ally clocks up 40 years

A young Ally Morgan (right) in the familiar nurses greens with (from left) Debbie Russell, Lorraine Clark and Shirley Light.

Well-known Narrandera identity Alison (Ally) Morgan is celebrating 40 years on the staff at the Narrandera District Hospital.

Ally started work at the hospital in December 1977 at the ripe old age of 14 and a half years under the supervision of the late Joyce Mohr after undertaking two weeks work experience at the hospital. A week later a job was advertised in the Narrandera Argus and she applied for it with the help of her teacher. That was the end of school for Ally.

All she wanted when she started work was a push bike and when she saved enough money she went out and bought a bike and rode to work every day in her green uniform.

Ally had lots of ‘mothers’ as everyone looked after her – she still keeps in touch with a lot of the staff who worked with her.

There have been many changes over the past 40 years and lots of staff who came and went, as well as changes in uniforms over the years.

Ally lived at the nurses’ quarters at the hospital for a number of years and all the staff who came to stay still remember the roast she would cook for them and the times she took them “out on the town”.

Ally is passionate about her work and enjoys seeing all the patients. Fellow staff would like to thank her for her work and  friendship over the past 40 years.

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