Health worker retires after three decades

Health worker Lynda Nichols, retiring from Church Lane Surgery, Brighouse, pictured with Dr Sophie Kaye, Dr Julie Crossland and Dr Robert Wylie
Health worker Lynda Nichols, retiring from Church Lane Surgery, Brighouse, pictured with Dr Sophie Kaye, Dr Julie Crossland and Dr Robert Wylie

Health workers at a Brighouse surgery showed their appreciation as their longest serving staff member retired after serving almost a half-century in the profession.

Lynda Nichols, aged 65, retired from her job this week at Church Lane Surgery after 47 years as a health worker.

Lynda originally started her career in 1965 and, after four years of switching between nurse and midwife, she become a health visitor.

Lynda said: “A lot of my clients I am seeing now were babies when I first started, I probably weighed a lot of them when they were born as well.”

The surgery threw a party on Wednesday, October 30, for Lynda and her colleagues.

After working in Bradford, and working at the surgery for 32 years Lynda said she has helped people from every background.

Lynda said: “The job changes constantly, you may get two days that are completely different, and require two completely different sets of skills.”

She added: “I am hoping to start playing golf and I have just joined a local bowls group, now I can spend time with my grandchildren, all six of them.

“The reason I have stayed in the job for so long is all my friends here, they are the best team in Calderdale.”