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NSLHD farewells Robin Murray after 52 years of nursing

SLHD Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol nursing unit manager Robin Murray has called time on her nursing career after 52 years.

Throughout her career, Robin has worked in nursing roles at North Ryde Psychiatric Hospital, Rozelle Hospital, The University of Sydney, the Langton Clinic, Jarrah House and corrective services before joining NSLHD.

Robin has spent the last 17 years with the NSLHD Mental Health Drug and Alcohol (MHDA) services and has been a part of some significant changes in the service. 

Most notably, Robin played a vital role in the establishment of the Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program and also was a key figure in the relocation of the Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Service to the Douglas Building at RNSH. 

Robin has always been a champion for drug and alcohol clients by advocating and challenging the stigma associated with substance misuse.

“I’ve always been very passionate about helping my patients and clients with their wellbeing and recovery journey,” she said.

Reflecting on her career, Robin said the main reason she practiced nursing for 50 years was because she found fulfilment in being a part of the journey with patients and clients.

“I’ve worked in the field for so long because being a part of the recovery journey is very fulfilling and I love seeing how far patients and clients can come with the right support and treatment,” she said.

NSLHD MHDA services A/Director Kingsley Waterson thanked Robin for her service and contributions. 

“52 years of nursing is a huge achievement and something that Robin should very proud of,” he said.

“I would like to thank Robin for all of her contributions to the NSLHD Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol services and wish her all the best in retirement.”

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