Nursing home's fond farewell to long-serving support walker
- Credit: Kingsley Healthcare
Staff at a nursing home near Woodbridge have said goodbye to their longest-serving colleague at a surprise retirement presentation.
Monica Martin, 62, had worked at Kingsley Healthcare's Allonsfield House home in Campsea Ashe for nearly 15 years.
The support worker said: “I will miss the residents, as I loved them like they were my own family.
"At the end of every shift, I always felt like I had done my best for them all.”
Daya and Sumi Thayan, founders of Kingsley Healthcare, attended the presentation, to see Mrs Martin presented with gift vouchers, a garden ornament, a rose called Monica, flowers and wine.
Mrs Martin lives locally and has four children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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She said she was looking forward to spending more time on days out with her family and enjoying her garden and summerhouse.
Home manager Judith Morgan-Worrall said: “Monica has been a compassionate staff member who really made a difference.
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“She will truly be missed by the residents, families and staff.
"During her busy retirement we are hoping that she will also return as a volunteer to Allonsfield House.”