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Lincolnshire NHS award longest serving staff

Lincolnshire staff who have been employed by the NHS for 20 years or more have been publicly thanked for their long service.

Among those awarded, Lincoln nurse Barbara Gregory was praised for over 50 years of service, making her the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s longest-serving member of staff.

Overall, the trust’s chairman Eileen Ziemer presented 30 members of staff with certificates and capital bonds in recognition of their commitment at an awards event on February 28.

Some 16 members of staff were recognised for 20 years of service and 13 employees were rewarded for 30 years of service – a combined service of 760 years working with the NHS.

Barbara Gregory, who started working with the NHS in 1962 and currently works as a bank nurse in Lincoln, received a standing ovation from her colleagues and said she has “no plans to retire just yet.”

Chairman Eileen Ziemer said: “Barbara epitomises dedication, care and compassion for others and continually demonstrates these behaviours across all of the areas she has worked.”

Long serving staff rewarded at the NHS awards were:

20 years of service

  • Amanda Proud – Interim Ward Manager, Rochford Unit, Pilgrim Hospital
  • Avril Welsh – Mental Health Liaison Nurse, Lincoln
  • Carrol Woolnough – Clerk Typist, Gainsborough
  • Deborah Hussey – Team Leader, Learning Disabilities, Lincoln
  • Sally Evans – Community Nurse, Louth
  • Shani Hocking – Nursing Assistant, North Hykeham
  • Doreen Johnson – Community Healthcare Assistant, Lincoln
  • Karen Woolsey – Payroll team, Lincoln
  • Elizabeth Wright – Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, Lincoln
  • Lisa Jackson – Community Psychiatric Nurse, Skegness
  • Gail Frankowski – Approved Mental Health Professional, Lincoln
  • Mo Bacon – Receptionist, Stamford
  • Samantha Williamson – Data Inputter, Lincoln
  • Shaun Louth – Information Analyst, Sleaford
  • Gary Jacobs – Pharmacy, Lincoln
  • Peter Nash – Community Psychiatric Nurse, North Hykeham

30 years of service

  • Anita Breen – Nursery Nurse, Lincoln
  • Carol Rogers – Occupational Therapist, North Hykeham
  • Debbie Armiger – Registered Nurse, North Hykeham
  • Anne Cossins – Physiotherapist, Grantham & District Hospital
  • Charlotte Ward – Staff Nurse, Rochford Unit, Pilgrim Hospital
  • Jackie Nash – Nursing Assistant, North Hykeham
  • Jane Tuxworth – Lead Occupational Therapist, Lincoln
  • Janet Cowell – Community Psychiatric Nurse, Grantham
  • Joanne Vokes – Community Psychiatric Nurse, Boston
  • Kym Cooper – Community Psychiatric Nurse, Grantham
  • Lesley Peach – Nurse Specialist, Sleaford
  • Sally Collin – Community Support Worker, Spalding
  • Trevor Young – Supporting People project manager, Gainsborough

50 years+ of service

  • Barbara Gregory – Bank Nurse, Lincoln