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November's Hospital Hero - Jean Colclough

19 November 2012

Hospital Heroes

What is there left to say about former clinical site manager Jean Colclough that has not already been said?

As the country's longest serving nurse, she has been feted by TV, radio, publishers, national and international media - finally achieving her ambition to become a 'page 3 girl', albeit in our local paper.

Fittingly, Jean was named 'employee of the month' before she retired after her name was put forward by her colleagues. She is, they said, a 'Southend Hospital legend' - the 'voice of experience to turn to and get sound advice and support', forever calm in a crisis and ready to roll up her sleeves and get stuck in when the need arises.