Publish date: 5 April 2024

Rob Lepper is retiring today and his colleagues want to wish him all the best in his retirement.

Rob has shared information about his career and a great picture of him in his early days of his nursing career.

Rob Lepper.jpg"I began my nursing career in October 1986, training in the Whiston School of Nursing, back in the time when Nurse Training was not done in University and before the days of nursing degrees. My passion throughout has been to provide the highest standard of nursing care and respect to the older members of our society having worked with older people for my entire career.

"I worked for over 23 years in the acute medicine for elderly wards at Whiston, often caring for the now rapidly disappearing community of old soldiers who gave their best for us all in many unimaginable conditions, and trying to do my bit alongside many other like-minded colleagues to help them in their time of need and try and repay some of the debt we all owe to them.

"During this time I spent a lot of time with many and varied students and staff of many other disciplines across the multi-disciplinary teams and have enjoyed building many great relationships along the way. Since moving into the community I have worked exclusively in the world of falls and fracture prevention, developing what has become a very highly respected service both with its service users as well as across the Trust itself.

"Most recently I have been proud to have been part of a project, applying for, securing funding and distributing safe lifting devices and training via the ISTUMBLE app to reduce the burdens on the emergency services and helping care homes provide a much improved service to their residents post falls.

"I am retiring from the Trust so that I can provide further support at home for my palliative daughter and the wider family."