Janet Walker, Social Worker

Janet Walker (1935-2017) was a remarkable woman; a nurse, social worker, scholar, teacher, bibliophile, craftswoman and singer. Janet was born Janet Taylor, on 27 October 1935, to Robert and Marjorie and was brought up in Barmby Moor in the East Riding of Yorkshire. She was a bookish child, who at the age of eleven, excelled […]

Janet Kay, Matron, St Leonard’s Hospice

Janet Kay (nee Burdett)  1947 – 31 July 2020  In 1984 Janet became the first Matron of St Leonard’s Hospice. Her career started in York in 1965 when she trained as a nurse. She spent three years at an army medical centre in Germany then on her return to York trained as a health visitor. […]