Alice Reid’s story

Fifty years ago, Alice Reid walked through the entrance of St. Paul’s Hospital 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 Hospital. 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.

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation