Frontline city hospital worker farewelled

BEST MEDICINE: Uni SA nursing lecturer Dr Julie Reis and Mount Gambier Hospital emergency department nursing colleagues Mary Harvey, Leanne Heaver and Sally Neumann share a laugh at the university’s nursing learning centre yesterday.

“IT CAN be a really tough place to work and it is an emotional place,” Leanne Heaver told The Border Watch on the eve of her retirement after 10 years as a nurse at Mount Gambier Hospital’s emergency department.

“We laugh with our patients and families, but we cry with them too and being a member of the community means our patients are often people we know.”

Ms Heaver was among the first group of


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