Sr Nolene Ferreira qualified as a registered nurse and midwife in Pretoria before moving to Grahamstown with her husband and two children in 1995. After gaining experience in paediatrics, medical and surgical nursing, she started working in the Operating Theatres where she spent most of her career, managing the Settlers Netcare Theatres for 5 years until becoming Nursing Manager and eventually Hospital Manager of Settlers Netcare Hospital.
She then moved to Brookshaw Home for the Aged , where she managed the Frail Care Unit for 18 months before taking up the post of Sanitorium sister at St Andrews on 1 March 2022.
In her spare time, she is an enthusiastic runner having completed two Comrades Marathons as well as a (maybe slightly less enthusiastic) Crossfitter.
Sr Serelda Caiger was born, bread and buttered in Tulbagh in the Western Cape. She is married to Paul and they have three children (Quinlan-21, Rahl-19 and Fey-16) and have been living in Makhanda (Grahamstown) for the last 20 years on and off. She travelled with her family and lived in Indonesia (2003-2006 May) and Papua new Guinea (Sept 2006-January 2008).
Serelda is a professional nurse who qualified 23 years ago at the Otto Du Plessis Nursing College in Tygerberg Cape Town. Her career started at the Princess Dianne Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospitals Hospital in Cape Town. She has diverse nursing experiences including General practice, Hospice (palliative care for adults and pediatrics), general hospital and OPD nursing care especially in pediatrics and adolescence. Community person at heart.
She has been involved with the St Andrew’s College San for the past seven years as a relief nursing sister and since the beginning of 2022 as one of the three full time sisters.
She is passionate about holistic care and understanding and in giving her best to the pupils, staff and her fellow colleagues in the work place.
Her hobbies are dancing, golf and reading. A bungee jump off Victoria Falls Bridge and a tandem skydive is on her bucket list.
She is involved in many charitable organisations such as Grahamstown Rotary Club, she serves on the Board of the Association for Physically Disabled People, and is the Founder of the Makhanda Matric Dance Wardrobe (helping matric pupils who can’t afford dresses , shoes, bags ,suits etc to be able to attend the Matric dance from donated stock). She co-ordinates a weekly programme with her eldest son Quinlan, who runs Quinlan’s ‘Men Mentoring young men” programme for the boys at the Eluxholweni Centre.
Sr Geraldean Mulcahy qualified as a Registered Nurse at Andrew McColm Hospital, Pretoria in 1989.
Completed Diploma in Midwifery in 1993, gained experience in Surgical, Medical and Pediatric nursing. In 1996 relocated to Scottburgh KZN and was employed in Operating Theatre as a Scrub Sister at Kingsway Private Hospital then Clinic Holdings which became Netcare.
In 2005 she became Theatre Unit Manager. Resigned from Kingsway Hospital Necare in 2013 to build and open her own Sub-Acute Hospital, ProCare in Amanzimtoti. The doors were opened to the public in January 2015. In Oct 2016 she sold the Sub-Acute Hospital to Medicross and returned to Kingsway Hospital as Unit Manager of Operating Theatres once again.
In 2019 she relocated to Grahamstown with her family, transferred to Settlers Netcare Hospital as Unit Manager Operating Theatres.
In 2020 was retrenched when Netcare closed their doors at Settlers Hospital. Offered a position by the Department of Health at Settlers Hospital in Operating Theatre as Scrub Sister.
In October 2021 became Acting Quality Assurance Manager, Occupational Health and Safety, Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator.
Accepted the position at St Andrew’s College as Sanitorium Sister on 1 June 2022.