A son searches for a symbol of a part of his mother’s life that he did not know—and never would.
Fifty years ago, Alice Reid walked through the entrance of St. Paul’s for the first time, never imagining that she would still be doing so half a century later.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Alice moved to Vancouver’s West End early in her career and began working at St. Paul’s. She went on to have a 32-year nursing career at St. Paul’s that included time with the General Surgical Unit, a Surgical Unit treating post-open heart patients, and the Gastro-Intestinal Surgical Unit. Alice’s professional commitment and caring spirit was recognized with an award for Nursing Excellence in Nursing Practice in 1992.
One of Canada’s largest-ever donations for nursing to an academic health centre will provide important mentorship opportunities and improve patient care.