Care home nurse Irene retires at the age of 80

IRENE Cope has decided it’s time to retire as a care home nurse at the grand age of 80.

Irene, from Norton, has worked at Brown Edge’s Rock Cottage Care Home since 1991.

She qualified as a nurse in 1962 after entering the profession a student nurse at the City General Hospital.

Staff at Rock Cottage say the grandmother-of-16, who led the night team, will be greatly missed.