and it reads something like this, complete with appropriately disrespectful cartoons (which for some reason wouldn't copy onto this post):
You are invited to a farewell lunch for Liz Randall
who is hanging up her boots in Physio
and going on the "Adventure before Dementia" tour.
Bring all your old stories to share as we finally get rid of
I mean bid a fond farewell to Liz!
and the first reply to Glenys who's the organisor.......
Hi Glenys, would love to farewell Liz
so now I'm busy working on my speech which will include some of the highly amusing things people (patients and staff) have said and which have helped lighten many a stress filled day.
For example just the other day a patient asked for a cushion to sit on as his nurse had just given him an aneurysm and his bottom was sore.
You can imagine the scenario..initial brief looks of confusion from all who happened to be within hearing distance followed by huge grins of delight and the provision of a cushion with understanding sympathy for his condition.