Altnagelvin’s longest serving member of staff retires after 50 years!

50 YEARS SERVICE. . . .Mrs. Roberta Temple, Support Services Assistant, Laundry, Altnagelvin Hospital pictured on Friday last on the occasion of her retirement. DER0315MC096
50 YEARS SERVICE. . . .Mrs. Roberta Temple, Support Services Assistant, Laundry, Altnagelvin Hospital pictured on Friday last on the occasion of her retirement. DER0315MC096

The longest serving member of Altnagelvin Hospital staff, Roberta Temple will officially retire on Monday after five decades of dedicated service in the Laundry Department.

Leaving school at aged 15, Ms Temple worked for three years in an office before starting work in Altnagelvin’s Laundry Department in January 1965.

On Friday, friends and colleagues including Western Trust Chairman Gerry Guckian, attended a farewell brunch for Roberta in the hospital’s Laundry Department.

The Journal went along and spoke to the hospital’s longest ever serving staff member about her years in the role. Don’t miss the special feature and photographs, in Tuesday’s Journal.