BOPDHB Checkup April 2019 | Page 8

Guy with his family – wife Ann, daughter Emily and son Jean-Daniel at his farewell function. Recently Whakatāne Hospital staff bid a fond farewell to Orthopaedic Surgeon Guy Rosset. Guy’s career spans more than 40 years, 15 of those at Whakatāne Hospital. By his own admission, Guy hasn’t quite worked out exactly what he’s going to do in his well earned retirement. But with his wife Registered Nurse Ann Rosset working at the hospital, and active school aged children, staff will no doubt see him out and about in the Eastern Bay. Late last month staff gathered for Guy’s farewell function. He was presented with a unique lamp designed by a local artist and a spectacular cake created by Registered Nurse Sarah Winship. BOPDHB Medical Director Hugh Lees thanked Guy for his wonderful years of service to the hospital and wider community, and reflected on his 15 years here. 8 “For a number of those years you were pretty much on your own as the sole Orthopaedic Surgeon. As a community and as a DHB we are indebted to the commitment you have shown and the service you have given.” Those sentiments were echoed by acting COO Bronwyn Anstis. She estimated in his time at Whakatāne Hospital, Guy would have seen about 15,000 patients and operated on more than 3500. She spoke about the changes he would have experienced in his career adding, “Some things like compassion and care haven’t changed and you’ve delivered that throughout your career. “I thank you for the hard and tireless work you’ve done for this population and wish you well for your future,” said Bronwyn.