June 25, 2008
Fitting Tribute to Memory of Exceptional Nurse
A Newly refurbished ward at Clevedon Cottage Hospital has been named in memory of a former nurse.
The ward has been named in memory of district nurse Sheila Ostrehan.
Sheila joined the primary care trust (PCT) in April 2002, but had been a registered nurse in the NHS since 1973.
The ward was officially opened by Sheila's mother Pauline Ostrehan, PCT associate director of nursing and quality Eileen Raynes-White and hospital matron Gwen Hobbs.
Sheila, who worked in the local community and had patients who underwent treatment at the hospital, died in June last year, aged 56.
The ceremony was also attended by members of primary care trust staff.
As well as re-naming the ward, it has also been refitted and now provides palliative care and an isolation room.
Mrs Raynes-White said: "Sheila was an exceptional nurse who was much loved, admired and respected by her patients, colleagues and friends.
"Sheila loved Clevedon and it is very fitting that a ward at Clevedon Hospital should be re-named to commemorate her contribution to nursing and the PCT."
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