Karen retires after 37-year NHS career

Karen Kerman

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A matron for Skegness is hanging up her nurse’s uniform after a career spanning 37 years in the NHS.

Karen Kerman, Matron for Urgent Care at County Hospital Louth and Skegness Hospital, has worked tirelessly over the years, also being a ward sister and matron in trauma and orthopedics, and a medical ward sister. In 2014 Karen also took on responsibility for matron at Skegness Hospital.

She said: “I have seen a lot of changes in the NHS over the years. I haven’t got any specific plans for my retirement other than enjoying time in my garden and seeing my family more. My team at Louth have been fantastic. Since taking on the role in Skegness I have made some major changes and improvements which the staff have been really pleased with. I will miss my colleagues who all work tirelessly and would like to thank them for their loyalty, sheer determination and fantastic support over the years, especially my right hand man Jane Walker.”

Lisa Green, director of nursing and operations, said: “Karen epitomises strong and effective clinical leadership and the skills and attitude of staff working with her is always professional and caring which reflects on her ability to always put patient care first.”