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A TAMESIDE midwife is bowing out after an incredible 50 years of first-class deliveries.
Carol Chadwick, 67 of Dukinfield, Tameside, first joined the NHS as a nurse in 1964 and has delivered and assisted in the birth of thousands of babies.
Speaking about her career, Carol said: “I’ve had a truly wonderful time. Bringing a baby into the world is as joyous today as it was when I first started – although I dare say the babies of today wouldn’t recognise the world as it was when I just started out.
“I guess six decades working in the NHS is a long time but I wouldn’t have changed it for the world.”
Retiring this month, most might think it’s Carol’s turn to relax and take a backseat but she’ll still be at the front-end of business – leading the tandem her and husband Jeff, 60, plan to spend more time on travelling the local countryside.
“We’ll also be spending more time with our caravan,” says Carol, “And – of course – our lovely four-year-old granddaughter.”
Karen James, Tameside Hospital’s Interim Chief Executive, paid tribute to Carol’s service:
“Carol’s service to the NHS and Tameside Hospital has been outstanding and is to be applauded.
“Her care, commitment and passion serve as a benchmark for all our staff and, while she will be sadly missed, we wish Carol the very best in retirement and thank her for her wonderful years of dedication.”