Catterick care home worker retires after more than three decades

The team at Rosedale with Janet Cornforth, right.

A care home worked has retired after more than three decades working at Rosedale Care and Nursing Home in Catterick Garrison.

Night care assistant Janet Cornforth is leaving the 66-bed home, a former vicarage, after 32 years.

The team came together recently to throw a retirement party for Janet who will be much missed by all, according to care home manager Victoria Brown.

She said: “Janet has been a valued member of our community for so many years. She is kind and caring, loving and considerate, and has a fantastic relationship with everyone living and working at Rosedale – she’s everyone’s buddy.

“Never one to moan or complain, she works so hard and has always been passionate about this home and the care we provide.

“She has been an incredible asset to Rosedale for more than 30 years and has supported me personally through my career with MMCG – I know many others can say the same. I and the whole team will miss her tremendously – as will everyone living with us.

“We wish Janet all the very best for her richly deserved retirement and hope that she will come back and visit us often!”

Rosedale is part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) which has more than 80 homes across the UK. Janet has always worked there since joining in 1991, initially as a kitchen assistant.

Janet said: “Rosedale has been my life since I started working here all those years ago; I have loved being here, being part of this amazing team and helping to care for all the lovely individuals living with us.

“It is a huge wrench to leave it all behind, but I am looking forward to some relaxation, lovely walks with the dog, and spending lots more time with my grandchildren.”

As well as Janet, there are 11 staff with more than a decade at the home under their belt individually, including a nurse who has worked there for 27 years.