Roz bids farewell after 44 years

Roz Kane (left) with Linda Preston, assistant facilities manager
Roz Kane (left) with Linda Preston, assistant facilities manager

A HOSPITAL worker has retired after 44 years working in the NHS.

Roz Kane started work at St Helen’s Hospital in Hastings in 1967 and held various roles in the catering department at St Helen’s before moving to the Conquest Hospital.

In 1997 she changed career and joined the housekeeping team and has worked on the Intensive Care Unit ever since.

She said: “I’ve enjoyed my time working in the hospitals, particularly the last 14 years on the Intensive Care Unit.

“All the staff who work here get on really well, everyone is very friendly and it’s a real team effort to provide care for our patients and their visitors.”

Linda Preston, the hospital’s assistant facilities manager, said: “You need to be a special type of person to work on the Intensive Care Unit and Roz is one such person. She has been a greatly valued member of the team and she will be missed.”

Colleagues gathered on recently to present Roz with gifts, cards and flowers and wish her well for the future.

She plans to spend her retirement on hobbies including cake decorating and gardening and may join her husband Bernie, who also used to work at the Conquest, on the golf course.