Former “Fastest Woman in Africa” and NHS nurse Retires After Over 50 Years of Service

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Throughout her nursing career, Mrs. Amankwaah, who goes by Matron Rose at work, has worked at Central Middlesex Hospital in London.

At first, weekends were off for her so that she could continue preparing for sports.

Mrs. Amankwaah participated in the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, and the Africa Games, among other important competitions.

Dame Ruth May, the chief nurse of England, presented her with the NHS Silver Medal Award last year.

Mrs. Amankwaah, being 22 years old, immigrated to England in 1974 and soon after began her nursing studies.

After that, she worked for the hospital as a staff nurse before retiring as a theatre matron.

Travelling to Ghana for retirement

Her 87-year-old sister will be the first destination she visits after retiring to Ghana, and she has several more vacations planned.

She continues to debate whether to remain on the nurse register and continue working as a bank employee in order to be available for extra coverage when needed.

Among her sporting achievements include a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand, a gold medal in the 200m sprint in an Africa vs. America athletics tournament in 1973, and a bronze medal in the same race while representing Ghana at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.

She also competed in the Africa Games, winning a silver medal in the 100 metres, and she was a member of Ghana’s winning 4×100-meter relay team.

Source: Citinews

 

 

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