A GLASGOW nurse has retired from her post after 40 years of service.

Laura Cunningham, a specialist motor neurone disease nurse with the Department of Neurosciences at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, has retired her post with a special celebration with colleagues.

She was presented with a cake, gifts and a special photo collage documenting her past 40 years in the NHS.

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Laura said: “It’s all so overwhelming.

“I can’t believe everyone has gone to so much trouble. It’s been such a humbling day.”

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Laura's colleague's also organise for a piper to play her out on her last day.

She said: “There is a wonderful team spirit here, especially over the past year. People are always there for each other.

“It’s so lovely that everyone has come together like this.”

Marie Austin, Lead Nurse at Medical Specialities Neurosciences, Rehabilitation and Spinal Injuries, and Laura's boss, said: “Laura has been a fantastic role model and advocate, and she has been exceptional at delivering person centred care to MND patients.

“Laura has worked within the NHS for almost 40 years and today we acknowledged the difference she has made to the lives of patients, relatives and co-workers. We wish Laura a happy and healthy retirement.”