Catering supervisor Angie is safe in the knowledge that her son will be cooking their Christmas lunch while she’s busy at work at Walsall Manor Hospital on 25 December.
Angie, who has three sons and is a grandmother, has been in her role for 36 years and says she is used to working over the festive period.
“We need to make sure our patients are fed 365 days of the year, as well as our staff,” she said.
“We’ll start with the breakfasts for hundreds of staff and patients before moving on to a traditional dinner of turkey with the trimmings. We will also get a buffet ready for tea time.
“When you work for an organisation that’s open 24 hours you need to make sure every day is covered. It will be busy, the same as every day, but I will be supervising a hard working team and we’ll work together to make things as cheerful as possible.
“I don’t mind too much as I finish at 2pm and my son is cooking Christmas lunch this year. I’ll be home in time to be with my family and catch the Queen’s speech!”