A Hospital Trust has said farewell to a member of staff after more than three decades of service.
Joanna Birch has left Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust after 34 years.
The Outlane woman began her career in 1979, working as a physiotherapist.
Her successful career culminated in her taking the role of clinical director of intermediate care and community in 2011.
Joanna said: “My experience in the Trust has been hard work but very rewarding.
“I will definitely miss the people without a doubt – there are lots of lovely people in this Trust.”
Helen Thomson, the Trust’s director of nursing, described Joanna as a great ambassador for physiotherapy.
She added: “Joanna has been a consummate professional.
“I would like to thank her for her support and dedication.”
In her retirement Joanna is planning to buy a motorhome with her partner Mark and travel as much as she can.
She also plans to spend time playing sports and getting fit.
Joanna is pictured with some of her colleagues, who presented her with a bouquet of flowers.
Judy Moorhouse, former assistant divisional director of the medical division, said: “Joanna has been an extremely valuable member of the team and I will miss her sense of calm and experience”.