Connie is employed by Medirest, the healthcare division of food and support services company Compass Group UK & Ireland, where she works at the Magnolia ward to help the team deliver patient meals.
Over the past 50 years, she has become an integral part of the hospital team, building a network of friends and colleagues within the Trust.
Connie commented: “I remember my first day on the job all those years ago – the matron gave me a bucket, a small amount of soap and a brush and told me to scrub! Now 50 years later, things look and feel very different, but I love working here and it really is my second home.”
Connie’s achievement was recognised in a socially distanced celebration where she was presented with gifts and flowers.
Annabel Eady, contract director for Medirest, added: “It’s clear Connie loves her job and we’re very lucky to have her as such a dedicated and treasured part of our team. A big thank you for her amazing contribution here at the hospital over 50 years.”