Kettering nurse retires after more than 40 years

Ann Wagg, who has worked as a nurse in the Kettering area for more than 40 years
Ann Wagg, who has worked as a nurse in the Kettering area for more than 40 years

A nurse who has worked in the Kettering area for more than 40 years said goodbye to colleagues and friends at Prospect House.

Ann Wagg, 67, has lived and worked in Kettering for 42 years.

She began her nursing career at Kettering General Hospital and has been a community health care assistant for the vast majority of her working life.

Ann said she will miss her colleagues and the interaction with patients she had in her job.

She added: “The job has changed so much over the years. At one time you just got a list of names and went out and saw people.

“At first it mostly involved giving people bed baths, but there is so much more to it these days, like helping people with their insulin if they are diabetic, sorting out blood tests and even more.”

Although her job mostly involved seeing people in their own homes, Ann was based at Prospect House in Lower Street.

She was given a send-off by colleagues who presented her with flowers and gift vouchers among other goodies.

Ann, who is married to husband Derek and who has two children and five grandchildren, said she will be able to spend more time working on her garden in retirement.

She added: “I can also spend more time looking after the grandchildren and we have got a place in Menorca where we like to visit from time to time. There will be plenty to keep me busy!”