Retired Nurse Treated To Afternoon At Pullman For 40 Years Service In The NHS

A RETIRED nurse and midwife who worked for the Liverpool Women’s Hospital for 20 years has been treated to a luxury afternoon at the new four-star Pullman Liverpool Hotel. Jackie Rotheram, 59, was the lead for disability and perinatal mental health at the hospital before retiring. Staff at Pullman Liverpool read a Facebook post about Jackie’s dedicated years of service to the city’s mothers and decided a special treat was in order for the mother-of-two. Jackie, who has been registered disabled since she was involved in a road traffic accident when she was 25-years-old, spent a few hours eating cakes and sipping tea at Pullman Liverpool with husband Norman, 61. Speaking about her treat at Pullman Liverpool, Jackie said: “I was so surprised when I got the message inviting me along to the hotel. I have receiving some amazing gifts from the staff and patients I work with, but this was the most unexpected treat. “It is wonderful that the hotel is becoming part of the community and celebrating the achievements of the everyday people in Liverpool”. Jackie was treated to a special afternoon tea at Dukes restaurant, as well as a bouquet of flowers from the staff at the hotel. She said: “I retired in January after 40 years in the NHS. I worked at Liverpool Women’s for the last 20 years. “Working there was absolutely marvellous, I worked with extraordinary professionals from every department, from the Chief Executive to domiciliary staff. Everybody plays a very important part. “I got a present when I left, a professional leaving event where lots of my colleagues attended and the Director of Midwifery and Nursing led the occasion and read out a summary of my contribution to the organisation and the patients I cared for. “It was a lovely send off. I was given a memory of places I worked during my time in Liverpool – Mill Road, Oxford Street, Catherine Street and lastly Liverpool Women’s. It was a photograph of all four places, it is lovely.” Jackie, 59, is married to retired Granada TV engineer Norman, 61, and they have two daughters, Lucy, 22, a primary school teacher in Halewood C/E Primary school, and Alys, 20, who is studying Radiography at Leeds University.Stephanie Tully from Pullman Liverpool presented Jackie Rotheram with bouquet2   Neil Brailsford, General Manager of Pullman Liverpool, said: “Inviting Jackie and Norman to spend the afternoon enjoying the delights of the hotel has been very enjoyable. “Jackie has been a nurse and midwife for 40 years and worked at Liverpool Women’s Hospital for 20 of those, helping thousands of mothers and their families. “She is a lovely, humble woman and to welcome her to the hotel and introduce her to the staff has been wonderful. We hope she enjoyed the day.”