Her colleagues have described her as “A fount of knowledge, with an amazing sense of humour” and now Walsall Healthcare clerk Linda Rammell has retired after 25 years’ service they will definitely miss her.
Linda started her NHS career as a Clinical Support Worker at Walsall Manor Hospital and worked on the Lincoln Ward back in 2001 where she made a name for herself as someone whose commitment was a credit to the organisation.
Carol Smith, Gynaecology Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, worked with her there.
She said: “I was a student nurse and Linda was a great support in my first few days.
“She knew the ward routine inside out and was a fount of knowledge – her particular gift was knowing the extension number for any department in the hospital!
“Linda has always given her very best in every role that she has had in the NHS. She had the patient’s best interest at the heart of everything she did and was always willing to go the extra mile. She has certainly taught many of us the value of teamwork, compassion, and a few Black country sayings.
“Her diligence and sense of humour will be sorely missed and we all wish her a long, health and happy retirement.”
Julie Newton, Care Group Manager – Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Sexual Health, added: “Lin is a remarkable person who has always gone above and beyond in her role. She worked in Gynaecology Easibook and has passed on her knowledge and skills to a number of new members within the team – including me.
“She was extremely hard working and dedicated to the NHS and during COVID-19 – even though she was classed as a clinically vulnerable member of staff – she worked throughout, initially from home and then back on site. She could not wait to be back on site!
“Lin always arrived at work with a smile on her face and loved her job. She has an amazing sense of humour and always had the ability to make you smile even in tough times. She was really valued by all of her colleagues and we are really going to miss Lin.”
Grandmother Linda is looking forward to spending more time with her adored grandchildren.
She said: “I have loved my time in Walsall and will miss everyone in gynaecology but will definitely keep in touch.”