Midwife Muriel works last day

Ilkeston littlewick medical centre retirement of Muriel Webster after 20 years as a midwife in Ilkeston. seen with Hazel Simpson, Ann-Marie Doherty and Debbie Watson.
Ilkeston littlewick medical centre retirement of Muriel Webster after 20 years as a midwife in Ilkeston. seen with Hazel Simpson, Ann-Marie Doherty and Debbie Watson.

AN ILKESTON midwife who has worked with countless local families is looking forward to relaxing and spending quality time with her grandchildren after 40 years in the job.

Muriel Webster, 63, has worked as a community midwife in Ilkeston after moving from Derby in 1990.

She has worked in connection with Littlewick Medical Centre for more than 21 years and completed her final shift last week.

She said: “I couldn’t really say how many families I’ve worked with there’s been so many.

“I’ve had a few where I’ve been involved with three generations, so I know the grandmother, mother and then the new baby.

“That’s the best thing about being a community midwife, you get to know people and they get to know you.

“Even when I’m not at work people stop and say hello and tell me how their family’s doing which is always lovely.”

Muriel is now looking forward to spending quality time with her husband Michael and their own family.

She said: “I will miss it but I’m looking forward to spending time with my family and my grandchildren who live in Australia so we’ll be coming and going for visits and they will be too.”