Chris the midwife retires after 37 years

Chris Field midwifery team leader in the Queen Mother Maternity Unit at Arbroath Infirmary retired on Wednesday. Chris is pictured here with colleagues and friends at the ceremony.

Chris Field midwifery team leader in the Queen Mother Maternity Unit at Arbroath Infirmary retired on Wednesday. Chris is pictured here with colleagues and friends at the ceremony.

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A MIDWIFE at Arbroath Infirmary who has been bringing life into the world for 37 years has delivered her final baby.

Montrose lady Chris Field, a senior midwife at the community maternity unit, retired on Wednesday and was given a rousing send-off by her colleagues.

Chris began her midwifery training at Perth College of Nursing in 1972.

Her first post after completing her training was in the antenatal clinic at Perth Royal Infirmary where she remained until her family came along. 

Several years later, Chris moved to join the community maternity team which saw her getting out and about in Perth and the surrounding area supporting mums and babies.

In 2004 she came to work in the town when she took up the post of midwifery team leader at Arbroath community maternity unit where she has remained until her retirement.

During her time at Arbroath Infirmary she has seen many developments in maternity care and was heavily involved in the recent celebrations to mark the unit’s 50th anniversary.

In her retirement Chris has aspirations to be a lady of leisure and to be a ‘lady who lunches’ as well as spending more time with her family.

NHS Tayside’s head of midwifery, Kay Forsyth thanked Chris for her hard work and dedication and presented her with vouchers on behalf of colleagues and friends.