Long-serving Scarborough Hospital cleaner retires

AFTER helping to keep Scarborough Hospital clean for 35 years, one of the hospital's longest-serving members of staff is retiring. Ann Ramm joined the Scarborough Health Authority as an evening domestic assistant in January 1976, later becoming relief supervisor before being promoted to a part-time domestic supervisor post in March 1978, with a salary of 95p an hour. She 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. Carol Ward, hotel services manager, said of her: "Ann is one of the trust's longest-serving members of staff. During her time she has seen many changes and has handed over countless new developments and refurbishments after her staff have cleaned them ready for patients. She has moved with the times and has a vast knowledge of the department, which will be greatly missed." Ramm herself added: "I have enjoyed every day that I have worked for the NHS."