A nurse has reflected on her career after half a century in health and looking after inmates at Goulburn jail.
Susan Miller celebrated 50 years of nursing and her retirement from Goulburn Correctional Centre on March 31.
Susan was surrounded by family and colleagues who had become close friends over the years. She was presented with a plaque celebrating her accomplishment from Justice Health.
For the dedicated nurse the most satisfying part of her job was earning the respect of patients.
"They are a hard, tough bunch and it means a lot when they actually say: I will miss you," she said.
"If you are kind to them, they are kind to you."
Susan said she had saved a couple of lives over the years.
"To play a part and be on call in regards to all the ghastly things that can happen in here is an experience."
In 1974 Susan finished her training in Tasmania and moved to NSW. She spent 31 years nursing in Goulburn before transferring to Justice Health and starting at the jail.
"After a career mainly in the emergency department I wanted to do something different," she said.
"I managed to utilise every skill in the book.
"It's been absolutely amazing to feel so loved."
Susan and her husband Bayden plan to move to the South Coast and enjoy retirement.
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