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In Conversation With...Gill Kingsnorth, clinical research assistant

Gill Kingsnorth, clinical research assistant, retires this month after 42 years at our Trust.

She started out as a cardiographer, before moving into research when she had her eldest child. The best thing about working in clinical research? ‘To see it make a difference to our patients – they become a different person’.

Lucky Gill plans to spend her retirement travelling the globe!

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In Conversation With...Karen Peters, one of our Red2Green Transformation leads

Here is the next instalment of our series: In Conversation With…introducing Karen Peters, one of our Red2Green Transformation leads.

Karen followed in her mother’s footsteps in becoming a nurse but it wasn’t in her original plan – she’d intended to be a maths teacher! Despite that Karen has had a hugely eventful career in nursing, including spending 14 years solely working night shifts. She’s been our bed manager, our bed and site manager and now, as part of our Red2Green team, she’s helping to ensure we make each day in hospital count for our patients.

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In Conversation With...Christella Matoko, who helps support our trainee nursing associates

Christella Matoko is a project support officer, who spends her days supporting our trainee nursing associates and helping them with their learning.

The lover of dance and acting got into project management completely by accident after suffering an injury when preparing for a show meant she had to have a rethink, and plan a show for someone else. She loved it so much she got a qualification in project management and hasn’t looked back since.

English is her third language as Christella was born in the Republic of the Congo, then lived in Belgium for a year, moving to the UK when she was three. She’s very proud of her African heritage and extremely close to her family – she has an older brother and three younger sisters.

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