Hillary Stanfield, the lady behind the newly named ‘Hillary’s’ café, still works full time at Heath Lane where she is fondly thought of by patients to whom she acts as “Mum”, knowing them by name and their likes and dislikes. She has been working in catering for 47 years in total.
The café was officially opened on Tuesday 11th April by Judy McDonald, Deputy Director of Nursing (Interim), with staff and patients from Heath Lane encouraged to join in with the tea and cake celebrations.
Speaking about the café being named after her, Hilary said: “Over the years I have seen a lot of people come and go but there has always been a friendly face to make me and the team smile.”
“To have the café at Heath Lane named after me is such a lovely gesture by the Trust and I am really delighted to hear how supported it was by staff and patients at the site – it’s an honour.”