Friday 26 June was Bev Livesey’s final day working in the Cardio- Respiratory Department at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT after 45 years.
Bev joined the Trust aged 17 as a student physiologist and then progressed through the Cardio- Respiratory Department to her current position as unit manager, which she has undertaken for the last 20 years.
Bev has overseen many changes to the unit during her time and has served countless patients and the wider community of Tameside.
Nikki Ralph has been the deputy manager in the unit for 12 years, she says, “I’ll miss Bev’s beaming smile and all the laughter. Bev was always a supportive and professional colleague and she really moved us forward as a department.
“It is such a shame that we couldn’t have the party that Bev deserves because of the current pandemic and social distancing. When it is over, we will give Bev a proper send off.”
Amanda Bromley, Director of HR at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT said, “We wish Bev all the very best and a long and happy retirement. As a valued and long serving member of the team we are going to miss her hugely.
“Bev is well respected and much loved by her staff, and throughout the Trust. She has developed the Cardio-Respiratory unit into the fantastic unit that it is today and will be a great loss to us all.”