Carer Sue says goodbye after 35 years

A woman who has devoted her career to looking after other people has finally said goodbye after 35 years of working at an Oswestry care home.

Sue Rogers clocked up the impressive service as a carer at the Fairholme residential and nursing home. She started her career when the home was located in Morda Road and Shropshire Council ran it.

Sue transferred to work with Coverage Care 22 years ago when it took over the running of the operation from the council and was among the team who opened the purpose built New Fairholme in Shrewsbury Road in 2013.

Coverage Care organised a surprise party for Sue, inviting families and former colleagues along, including the former matron Daphne Hill.

New Fairholme’s manager Imelda Briones said: “Sue has been a wonderful member of our team for a very long time and we want to thank her for her dedication and service over the past 35 years.

It is people like Sue who create the friendly home-from-home atmosphere that we pride ourselves on at New Fairholme. We will miss her but wish her well in her retirement.”

Sue said: “I really enjoyed working at Fairholme in both locations and feel privileged to have cared for so many people from our community over the years.

I was very surprised by the party and it was very nice to catch up with former colleagues.”

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