Nurse retires, promptly plans return


Retiring nurse Norma Elkington with colleagues. Picture: Martin Kennealey           d448348
Retiring nurse Norma Elkington with colleagues. Picture: Martin Kennealey         d448348

The Ocean Reef resident started work at Brightwater Oxford Gardens in Joondalup in 1990 and was described by Brightwater residential aged care manager Kerry Best as a “selfless team player”.

Mrs Elkington and husband John were well known among residents for organising annual Christmas activities, which she hoped to continue as a volunteer.

She was farewelled by colleagues at a high tea last week and said it was hard to leave the group because she “felt like part of the furniture”.

“Brightwater is a fabulous organisation and I’ve made so many beautiful friends, from residents to staff and volunteers,” she said.