Hectic finale to nursing career – thanks to coronavirus!


Barrie Farnsworth talked to Chesterfield’s most senior nurse, just before she took early retirement last month.

AT the start of the year, Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s Director of Nursing Lynn Andrews was looking forward to early retirement in July – and spending more time with her family and more time running through Derbyshire and the Peak District that she loves. But then Covid-19 came along: which made it, to say the least, a hectic finale to her 39-year nursing career. As a former Intensive Therapy Unit nurse, Lynn took on the role of ‘executive lead for COVID’, putting her in charge of the hospital’s response to the pandemic…