Loyal service

Former Mitchell’s Plain day hospital nurse Pamela Douglas received a platinum award for 40 years of service from the head of the provincial health department, Dr Keith Cloete, at Mitchell’s Plain District Hospital on Friday November 3. “What made the handover special was that in 1984, I taught Dr Cloete how to deliver a baby when he was a medical student at Heideveld Maternity Unit,” said Ms Douglas. “I’ve run my race through the grace of God. I’ve completed it, but I still miss my passion a lot. We were a family at work. We truly had the spirit of ubuntu. I am honoured to receive this award,” she said.