AN ‘irreplaceable’ nurse, who has cared for hundreds of care home residents, has retired after nearly a quarter of a century working at a Knutsford home.

Anne Blackburn has been with Tabley House Nursing Home since the day it opened its doors in 1990.

In April, residents, relatives and staff at Tabley House threw Anne a party to thank her for her hard work and dedication over the years.

“I was completely surprised as I had said I didn’t want any fuss,” she said. 

“It was amazing.  People who had left before me came back for it – I was overwhelmed by it.

“It was fantastic to see everybody and I had many good wishes, cards and presents.”

On what was a very emotional day, Anne said she would miss everything about working at the home.

Matron at Tabley House Karen Lynskey said: “Over the years, Anne has positively touched the lives of many people. Anne has given so much to Tabley House and will be impossible to replace.

“She will be greatly missed by all, and we all wish her lots of luck and good health in her retirement.”