Colleagues said goodbye to an extremely popular member of the George Eliot Hospital Maternity team last week.
Trudie Zegners, enjoyed a special send off from her colleagues within the Maternity Unit Labour Suite after 28 years as a midwife and delivering her last baby.
Dedicated midwife Trudie, who grew up in Nuneaton, started her nursing training in the Army in 1982 before joining the staff at the George Eliot Hospital in 1986.
She didn’t leave the hospital completely at the end of the day as she was a central figure in the Maternity Christmas Parent Education Party, the day after her official retirement.
Trudie now lives in Coventry with her husband and is looking forward to her retirement and new opportunities.
Trudie said: "I have loved working at the George Eliot and seeing so many babies being delivered.”
"I don't plan to enjoy a quiet retirement and intend to explore new opportunities in the New Year. I also enjoy art and I would like to take up Amateur Dramatics.”
She is also looking forward to a trip next year to visit family and friends in Australia and New Zealand.
Head of Midwifery, Alison Talbot: "Trudie was an extremely popular midwife and will be missed by everyone that she has worked with over the years. Her legacy will be all of the beautiful babies that she delivered over the years, including baby William delivered during her last morning on the job.
“She was also an artistic member of the team and will be remembered for her art work and murals.”