Milestone for two health workers

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A WEST Suffolk Hospital employee is celebrating a milestone year in 2011 as she reaches 20 years of service.

Jan Bloomfield, 48, from Beyton, received a cake and flowers from her colleagues last Friday to congratulate her on this special day. This year is also her 30th year working for the NHS.

The executive director of work force and communications joined West Suffolk Hospital in February 1991 as director of personnel, her first job after leaving school.

She said: “I have seen great improvements in health care and I think the outcomes for patients are better than they have ever been.

“West Suffolk Hospital is so special because there are people who have worked here for 20 years and more, people come and tend to stay here.”

Mrs Bloomfield was surprised to receive her gifts. She said: “I wasn’t expecting this at all, it was a lovely surprise.”