Surprise birthday party at Royal Preston Hospital for 80-year-old nurse Janet Ashton

Janet Ashton shows no signs of retiring from her beloved nursing job, as she celebrated her 80th birthday with colleagues. The mother-of two from Fulwood still works part time in the main outpatient department at Royal Preston Hospital and was surprised when fellow staff held an impromptu buffet celebration. She enrolled onto a pre-nursing course at Salford Royal in 1958 for three months and she began her nurse training at Sharon Green Hospital, where she qualified as a staff nurse in theatres in 1961.