Fond farewells to two long-term WDMH team members


35 years and 10 months … 39 years and 5 months … That’s #WDMHProud!

Christine Hartle came to work at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) because she wanted to look after her community. She has done that for more than 35 years – and she has looked after her colleagues as well!

Christine started and finished her career in Complex Continuing Care but worked in many other units too including Med Surg and Pediatrics over the past three decades. “What I will miss most is my girls – and Brandon!” she says, referring to her colleagues. “I’m called Mama C because I like to feed them.”

Christine says she is looking forward to camping, babysitting her grandchildren and travel.

When Rose Ormsby got called in for an interview at WDMH, she had no one to drive her and she didn’t have a license. So she just jumped in the car and figured it out! Almost 40 years later, she says she is glad she did.

“I learned to cook at WDMH. I wasn’t that great before,” she laughs. Rose has worked in Dietary

Services almost her whole career and says she likes the variety, her co-workers and the many patients she has met along the way. “I came from Ireland in 1979 and came to Chesterville two years later. We had no family here so my colleagues were my family and friends. They are lovely, good people.”

Rose is also looking forward to more time with family including visiting those in Ireland and staying a little longer. She is also coming back to WDMH on a casual basis, but “not too much” she says!

Enjoy your retirement Christine and Rose and thank you for your incredible commitment to WDMH and our patients.

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