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From pots and pans to bedpans - former chef swaps cooking for caring on the frontline

Mariauxy,

Mariauxy, 31, is originally from Venezuela and usually works shifts in a busy restaurant in central London. She moved to London four years ago to start her new life as a chef.

When the restaurant she worked in closed down, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Mariauxy was determined she didn’t want to sit at home.

“My first day as a healthcare assistant was really good, the patients were so fascinated to hear I usually work as a chef. Some of them were very interested to hear my cooking tips.

“I wasn’t expecting the day to go so quickly but because you are so busy the time flies by.

“When I got home I was so excited to share with my family how my day was. My mum, dad and sister are doctors back home. You could say that caring for people is in my genes.

“I am really pleased I have got this job because I love helping others.”

As well as Mariauxy, lots of other healthcare assistants have joined our Trust recently, including Kate Baker, a former patient and volunteer, and Chris Gammons, who joined us from a career with an airline.  

To find out more about joining our Trust visit our website https://www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/work-for-us 

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