AFTER helping keep Scarborough Hospital clean for 35 years, one of its longest serving members of staff is retiring.
Ann Ramm joined the Scarborough Health Authority as an evening domestic assistant in January 1976.
She became relief supervisor in November 1976, and was promoted to a part-time domestic supervisor post in March 1978 at just 95 pence per hour.
Ann took on a full-time position in August 1988 and has held this post ever since – a role that is responsible for accommodation as well as domestic services.
The role of domestic supervisor has developed over those years from managing a small team of ladies with mops and buckets to a large workforce, all highly trained to deal with C Difficile and MRSA.
Carol Ward, hotel services manager, said: “Ann has worked for the domestic department for 35 years – she is one of the trust’s longest serving members of staff.
“During her time at Scarborough Hospital Ann has seen many changes and has handed over countless new developments and refurbishments after her staff have cleaned them ready for patients.
“Over the years, Ann has played an important part in helping to raise and improve the profile of the domestic department as cleanliness is at the forefront of everyone’s mind when coming in to hospital.
“Ann has moved with the times and has a vast knowledge of the department which will be greatly missed. I am sure all her colleagues will join me in wishing her a long and happy retirement.”
At her retirement presentation Ann said: “I have enjoyed every day that I have worked for the NHS.”