Lead cancer nurse retires after 40 years

Wednesday June 12, 2019

Lead nurse for cancer and end-of-life care Tim Hutson retired on May 31 after 40 years working for the trust.

I firmly believe that Western Sussex, and indeed the NHS, survives on goodwill and that, by being kind and understanding to each other, you can work through any problem.

Colleagues held farewell bashes for him at both St Richard’s and Worthing to wish him well for the future.

“I am going to miss working at both hospitals terribly,” said Tim. “I firmly believe that Western Sussex, and indeed the NHS, survives on goodwill and that, by being kind and understanding to each other, you can work through any problem.”

Tim began his training in 1979 and over the past four decades has held numerous nursing roles within the trust.

Colleagues said he is known for always going the extra mile and excellent patient care – qualities that were recognised in 2016 when he won The Patient’s Friend Award at the Patient First STAR Awards.

In retirement, Tim will carry on working two days a week to help continue improving the trust’s palliative care services and partnership working with local hospices.

How can we make this page better?


RUNNING YOUR HOSPITALS

STAY IN TOUCH