Isebrook Hospital nurse retires after 40 years

Isebrook Hospital colleagues throw a party for retiring nurse Janet Cook
Isebrook Hospital colleagues throw a party for retiring nurse Janet Cook

Colleagues of a nurse who has retired after 40 years held their own bake-off competition at a party to mark her leaving.

Janet Cook, who was a discharge co-ordinator for Corby Community Hospital and the Isebrook Hospital in Wellingborough, retired on Friday and her colleagues held their own bake-off for her to judge.

Senior occupational therapist at Corby Community Hospital Lisa Whittington-Prior, who worked with Janet for more than 15 years, said: “She loved to bake and often brought things such as cupcakes in for us to share, so we thought we’d have our own bake-off for her to judge.

“Members of the team made things and brought them in, although I think some of us may have bought our entries, and we had a bit of a competition.

“Janet is a lovely person who is very efficient and a really good communicator.

“She is lively and bubbly and was a good support on the ward who was always willing to talk to and help any grade of staff.

“She would always do her best to try and help you.

“I think she just intends to take a break and spend time with her family before doing more baking and craftwork.

“As a long-standing member of the team she will always be in our thoughts.”