Long serving NHS staff based in Gainsborough who work in communities across Lincolnshire have been praised for their dedication at a special awards afternoon tea.
The 63 staff, including threewho are based in Gainsborough, from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) have chalked up an impressive 1,600 years’ service between them.
Each person has achieved 20, 30 or 40 years’ continuous service.
Health Visitor, Jayne Jacklin who received her 30 year award before retiring the next day told of her varied NHS career.
She said: “I started out as a Cadet Nurse in 1973 before proceeding with my formal nurse training in 1975.
“After qualifying I then decided to spend a year as a midwife in around 1980 before taking some time away from my career to start a family.
“I then had a period in District Nursing before moving into Health Visiting working in different areas of the role ever since.
“I’ve had an absolutely fantastic career and my plan for retirement is to relax and reflect.”
LCHS chair, Elaine Baylis, said: “I would like to thank each of these individuals for the dedication they have shown to their professions.
“It’s always very heart-warming to hear about their experiences of working in the NHS, and particularly those who have spent their years with patients and families in Lincolnshire.
“It’s a pleasure to be able to help them celebrate their loyal service.”
Julie Fields, a Medical Records Supervisor, and Mary Hollingsworth, a Staff Nurse, both based in Gainsborough celebrated 30 years and Geraldine Timby, a health care assistant, based in Gainsborough, celebrated 20 years long service.
The LCHS delivers care closer to home, providing community healthcare and healthy lifestyle services for the people of Lincolnshire and one of the largest healthcare communities in the country.
The community healthcare services it provides includes general and specialist integrated community nursing and therapy healthcare services and inpatient beds in four community hospitals.