A NURSE has celebrated chalking up half a century in the NHS — and says she still enjoys her work after 50 years.
Kate Phillips, currently a community staff nurse at St Ann’s Medical Centre, began her career in Doncaster in 1966.
She said: “I always knew I wanted to be a nurse and I still enjoy it as much today as I did 50 years ago. I love meeting people and being able to care for them when they are unwell.
“The NHS has changed vastly over the past 50 years but no matter what changes, patient care will always be at the very centre of everything we do and that is why I love nursing.”
Kate is planning on retiring next year at the age of 69 to spend more time with friends and family and go on holidays.
She added: “I’ll probably look at doing some volunteering, too. I always thought I would retire at 65, but it just never happened.
“I still enjoy the work I do, and I’m sure I will until the day I do retire. The team I work with are brilliant, we all support each other and work together. I couldn’t ask for better colleagues.”
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust held an event to celebrate Kate’s achievements and dedication to nursing.