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Staff Member Celebrates 30-Year Work Anniversary and says “Retirement is Last Thing on Mind”

A staff member at a Cheshire based care home has celebrated her 30-year work anniversary and says she is not even considering retirement.

Suzanne Hitch started working as a kitchen assistant at MHA Handsworth in 1992 and to celebrate her achievement, the home manager presented her with a certificate and some flowers.

Suzanne says she will continue to work for as long as she can and the friendly atmosphere of the home is what keeps her going.

She added: “I wouldn’t have stayed if I weren’t happy, and I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since I started.

“It’s a challenge but one I love, and the job satisfaction is something that keeps me wanting to come back.

“I don’t think I have ever thought about leaving and I really enjoy working here.

“I get on well with everyone, from staff through to residents and everyone is friendly and approachable.

“It was a nice surprise when the team called me in and presented me with my award, and it was a bit of a shock.

“Retirement is the last thing on my mind, for now I am really enjoying my time at work and will continue to do so.”

Julia Ronan, home manager said: “Suzanne is a lovely lady and a huge asset to the home.

“She is always there for everyone and has a beautiful personality,

“Some staff members call her Aunty and that’s because when you spend time with her you realise how much care and affection she has.

“I am very proud to have staff like Suzanne here and she really is an amazing person.”