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Crosby Care Home Manager Retires After Dedicating 26 years to Her Beloved Care Home

Long-serving local care home manager, Linda Johnson, has bid farewell to residents at her care home in Crosby, Liverpool after 26 years of serving older people in the community.

During her time at RMBI Care Co. The Tithebarn, Linda has delighted the residents, celebrating milestone birthdays and fulfilling their dreams. In 2019, she supported 104 year old Liverpool super fan Bernard Sheridan’s dream to watch a football match at Anfield and to meet Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp.

Recently she received a British Citizen Corporate Award (BCA) in recognition of her leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Residents were full of well wishes and enjoyed sharing the celebration day with her, Business Relationship Manager, Sarah Gilligan said: “Linda’s dedication and spirit has been exceptional. She will be dearly missed.”

Linda first started as a Care Assistant in a nursing home in York in 1974 and trained as a Registered Nurse specialising in paediatrics in York and Stockport. Due to her former husband’s commitment in the Army, Linda spent time in Germany and had a career break for seven years to raise her two children. She worked as a Practice Nurse in the Army medical centre.

On returning to the UK, Linda worked in hospitals in Wiltshire and Southport and completed her conversion course at Aintree University Hospital in Fazakerley to become a Registered General Nurse.

Linda started working at The Tithebarn as a Nurse in 1996, while continuing to work at the hospital. Over the years, she has been promoted to Head of Nursing, Deputy Manager, Acting Home Manager in 2003, and then Home Manager in 2004.

Commenting on her time at The Tithebarn, Linda said: “Working for RMBI Care Co., who are committed to supporting and developing their staff, and providing high standards of care to our residents, has been a privilege.

“I will take with me wonderful memories of the residents and committed staff members that I have met over the years, and look back at my time at The Tithebarn with great fondness.”