Rosemary Thorpe started at the Queen Victoria Unit back in 1974. She then moved with the unit to Monash Medical Centre when it was built in 1987, before later taking part in the move to Monash Children’s Hospital in 2017.
During her time at Monash Health, Rosemary has taken on a number of roles, including Charge Nurse of the Prematurity and Observation Nursery at Queen Victoria, Associate Nurse Unit Manager at Monash Medical Centre and Equipment Nurse at Monash Newborn.
Rosemary is a highly respected nurse in Monash Newborn. Her extensive clinical knowledge of the complex equipment, past and present is astounding.
One of her many achievements is the creation of a comprehensive inventory of all equipment in the unit, including each piece of equipment’s age which is a great help for future purchasing. She is always the first resource person within the unit to go to for anyone who requires information.
As Rosemary heads into retirement next month, her knowledge, commitment and work will be dearly missed by the Monash Newborn team.
Congratulations to all our recipients at the Length of Service Awards on 12 November. Please stay tuned over the coming week as more biographies on our 40 and 45 year recipients will be published, along with all the photos taken on the day.