Latest news — articles for May 2019

In Conversation With...senior sister Nicola Loncke

Our senior sister Nicola Loncke, has worked at our Trust for her entire career, starting her training with us in 1996. She’s spent most of her time on our neuro intensive care unit, and it was here that she recently made a difficult time that bit easier for a patient’s family, shortly before they died.

Read on to find out why Nicola was one of our You Made a Difference award winners.

If Nicola’s story inspires you to nominate someone from our team who has helped make a difference for you, you can find a nomination form here.

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In Conversation With...marathon runner and physiotherapist Mike Exford

Several members of our team completed the recent London Marathon, so we thought we’d speak to one of them for this week’s In Conversation With interview.

Mike Exford, 29, has been at our Trust since 2013 working as a physiotherapist and found he really enjoyed supporting our patients who’d had amputations. Last year, he joined our Red 2 Green team, which works to make each day in hospital count for our patients so they can get home quicker.

This was his second London Marathon and both times he’s completed it, he’s raised money for a worthy cause close to his heart – this time for a horse riding charity which works with disabled people, and has helped his niece Ellamay, 13. Mike also started karate when he was six because he wanted to be a Power Ranger – and he’s even got a red Power Ranger morph suit in his wardrobe!

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In Conversation With...Lucy Gladman, who tweaked her original childhood career plans to end up at the NHS!

Our deputy Divisional Manager for Anaesthetics, Lucy Gladman, had an interesting career route to the NHS – she wanted to be a lollipop lady by day and a pub singer by night! When she left school she went to interior design school but quickly decided that wasn’t for her, so after a foray into being a travel agent, she found her true calling in the NHS!

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