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Cathay Care Home, Forres celebrates 25 years of service from nurse Lynn Malcolm

By Garry McCartney

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Lynn was overwhelmed by a surprise party thrown by colleagues and residents at Cathay care home.
Lynn was overwhelmed by a surprise party thrown by colleagues and residents at Cathay care home.

A NURSE is celebrating a quarter of a century of service at a local care home.

After finishing the training she started in 1994 at the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, Forester Hill, Aberdeen, Lynn Malcolm (48) embarked on her career at privately-owned Cathay Care Home on St Leonard’s Road in April 1997 – the same year she got married.

Lynn still lives in Forres on Califer Road with her husband Alan and son James.

She said: “I can’t believe its been 25 years since I started! Here’s to the next quarter century!”

Cathay’s 41 rooms offer nursing and residential care to clients over 65-years-old.

Cathay Care Home manager, Julie Stringfellow, is always full of praise for her valued colleague.

She said: “Lynn is an integral part of the team at Cathay. She works both days and nights, supporting residents and staff throughout the years.

“Lynn is our ray of sunshine. She is always calm and helpful to everyone that lives and works in the home.”

Lynn loved her cake!
Lynn loved her cake!

Staff and residents organised a surprise party for Lynn, celebrating her 25 years with refreshments including a cake in the shape of a nurse’s uniform.

She was also presented with a card signed by her team, a bottle of prosecco and glasses, an engraved pen and case, and a Vue cinema voucher.

Julie added: “We are overjoyed Lynn has worked with us for so many years. We very much hope she’ll spend another 25 years with us!”

Lynn hopes so too.

She finished: “Every day is different at Cathay Care Home. It’s nice to assist the local community I’ve been part of for so long.

“My colleagues and the folk who live at Cathay are like my second family. You can’t spend so much time together without becoming part of each other’s lives.”

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