After three decades, hospital stalwart tips retirement is here

Robbie Howarth is retiring after working in the CowraHospital Kitchen for the past 30 years.
Nanjing Night Net

More than one hundred people attended his farewell at theCowra Bowling Club last Saturday night.

Starting on April 26 1983, and finishing on July 28, 2013, Robbie earned the title of longest serving kitchen staff at Cowra Hospital.

“I stayed so long because I loved it,” Mr Howarth said.

In that time Robbie has maintained the hospital tipping competition and in 1993 was named Cowra Hospital’s Employee of the Year.

Robbie began, all those years ago, as a Scullery Maid, andworked his way up to Kitchen Hand.

“I have made thousands of sandwiches, and washed a lot ofdishes too,” he said.

According to his colleagues, Robbie was really good at hisjob and easy to get along with.

Leanne Beath is the Hotel Service Manager at Cowra Hospital; she saysRobbie was great to work with.

“Robbie was always early to work, and would always assistanyone who needed any extra help, he was very popular,” she said.

Although Robbie is no longer employed by the hospital, hewill continue to run his beloved footy tipping competition from home, and keepup the visits.

“He has been back every second day since he left to sayhello,” Mrs Beath said.

Robbie and his wife want to travel around Australia intheir retirement.

Pauline Rowston, Robbie Howarth, Jamea Howarth and Leanne Beath help Robbie say good bye to the hospital after thirty years.

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