COLLEAGUES and friends of nurse Sue Lewis gathered to say farewell as she retired after 36 years with the NHS.
Mrs Lewis worked for 13 years as a theatre nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro following more than two decades in a range of hospitals.
Sue Preston, divisional nurse, wished Mrs Lewis a long and happy retirement and said: "You have seen many changes in the NHS during your 36 years and have certainly had a great career covering lots of different areas."
Sarah Asbridge, theatre manager, said: "You have been fantastic and your experience has been varied and wide. I have been able to rely on you in many situations. You'll be missed."