Wakefield grandmother comes out of retirement to nurse again by volunteering for the NHS army

A grandmother from Ossett who served as a nurse for 38 years has come out of retirement to join the NHS again as a volunteer.

Friday, 27th March 2020, 2:05 pm
Updated Friday, 27th March 2020, 2:06 pm

Karen Curry, 60, retired in 2015 after working across a number of departments, specifically in A&E.

But after hearing the call for former NHS workers to join forces again during the coronavirus crisis, Mrs Curry has volunteered her experienced services again.

She said: “It is one of those things that have to be done.

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A grandmother of three volunteers to join the NHS army.

"I can’t even imagine what it's like for people working on the frontline, there hasn’t been anything like this before.

“I didn't even think about it when I saw the appeal for volunteers. I did it straight away.”

During the five years Mrs Curry has spent retired, she exercises regularly, including yoga and the gym.

She said: “I am really lucky to be fit and healthy, so I am able to help out.

“I always wanted to be a nurse from such a young age. It's a positive for yourself and it keeps your spirits up.

“There's a lot of people who need help and it's nice to be able to offer it to them.”