A much loved nurse at a Nottingham care home has retired after a quarter of a century of loyal service.
Hugely popular Felicia Onwuagha, a registered nurse at Elm Bank Nursing Home in Mapperley, bowed out after a special party was organised by staff and residents to show their appreciation for her 25 years of service and a ‘lifetime’ of friendships made.
Isabel Mantle, Care Home Manager, said: “We will really miss Felicia as she really is one of a kind.
“She is someone who has done so much for the care home, her colleagues, our residents, and their families. She is an amazing lady and a very popular member of staff.
“Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and she constantly went over and above her duties. Although she is leaving I know Felicia is looking forward to spending more time with her family and she fully deserves to put her feet up. Although knowing her as I do, I can’t see her taking it easy. She will always be helping people.”
Felicia Onwuagha, added: “It’s been a tremendous 25 years here at Elm Bank and I leave with so many happy memories. I will miss everyone terribly but will always pop in for a cup of tea to say hello to everyone when I am passing by.”
1990, the year Felicia started her role at the care home, was the year Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa. That summer was also made famous by Paul Gascoigne’s tears when England were dumped out of the Italia 90 World Cup by West Germany.
Elm Bank is a registered care home for people with Dementia including Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities and physical disabilities associated with old age.
The home is part of privately-owned Redwood Healthcare Limited and is registered with the Care Quality Commission as a care home for 35 residents.