Janet Nicholls is pictured (centre) with Holbeach Hospital manager Maxine Winch and finance manager Sue Inns, who presented her with a retirement cheque from the Trustees of Holbeach Hospital as a thank you for her work.

Two decades at hospital

A woman in her 80s who has worked at Holbeach Hospital for the last 20 years has been thanked for her service on her retirement.

Hardworking Janet Nicholls has finally hung up her rubber gloves after two decades working as a kitchen assistant, doing 40 hour weeks.

A spokesman for Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust said: “Janet is sorely missed by staff at Holbeach Hospital.

“She has always believed in hard work and before starting at Holbeach Hospital, worked both in local factories and in the fields, picking crops and flowers in all weathers.

“Her job at the hospital involved washing up and clearing away after up to 47 residents, as well as peeling vegetables, emptying dishwashers, and sorting tea trollies as well as many other tasks.

“In her 20 years at the hospital she has only had one day off due to illness.”

Holbeach Hospital manager Maxine Winch praised Janet’s long service saying: “What can I say? Janet’s hard-working attitude, dedication and great sense of humour will be sorely missed by all.

“Janet is a shining example of someone who worked hard her whole life and showed sheer dedication and strength of character for the whole 20 years she was with us.

“We wish Janet all the best in her retirement; she deserves to finally have a well-earned break.”

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