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In Conversation With...our palliative care consultant Lucy Pain, who spent some of her early weeks in a university desk drawer!

Here is the next instalment of our series: In Conversation With… introducing Lucy Pain, palliative care consultant and our clinical lead for end of life care.

Lucy is passionate about her role at our Trust, and providing good end of life care to every patient.

She also had an intellectual start to life – her mum returned to work as a university lecturer just six weeks after having her and when she didn’t like the nursery, kept Lucy in a drawer in her office until she found a suitable childminder!

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In Conversation With...Mary Kinsella, our local counter fraud specialist

Mary Kinsella is our local counter fraud specialist - here to detect and prevent fraud across our hospitals. She worked in lots of government departments before joining our Trust, including in the counter terrorism team.

She also loves to get involved in her local community, she volunteers for Macmillan and the Guide Dogs, and loves bell-ringing at her local church!

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In Conversation With...volunteer Edie Lay

It’s a special edition of In Conversation With… this week! As part of our recognition for our wonderful volunteers, we spoke to Edie Lay, the winner of our Lifetime Achievement award.

She was presented with her award by our interim Chief Executive, Chris Bown, at a thank you event for all of our volunteers on Monday (19 November). Edie has volunteered at our Trust for a huge 28 years!

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In Conversation With, Laura Parker, neurosciences research nurse

Our latest In Conversation With… interview is with Laura Parker, our neurosciences research nurse.

Laura joined our Trust in 2009 and has followed in the footsteps of her mum Karen, who is also one of our nurses. While Karen tried to talk Laura out of becoming a nurse because of the pressures involved, she’s hugely proud of her and tells everyone what she does!

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In Conversation With...Sally Greig, a physiotherapist who helps to keep our staff fit and healthy

For In Conversation With… this week we spoke to Sally Greig, our senior occupational health physiotherapist and one of the key people helping to keep our staff fit and healthy.

She retrained to be a physiotherapist when she was made redundant aged 33 – before that she’d working in banking, as a McDonald’s manager and was the first female special constable to serve in the Honourable Artillery Company.

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In Conversation With... Sue Williams, who kept our executive office running smoothly for 17 years!

It’s a special edition of In Conversation With this week. We spoke to Sue Williams just before she retired on Wednesday 31 October following 17 years as our Executive Assistant to our Chair and Chief Executive.

Before joining our Trust Sue had a very varied career – from working in a bank, to first honing her PA skills working for Sir James Goldsmith and even running her own company!

Sue is also an accomplished shooter, scoring 48 out of 50 in her first lesson. And she’s a huge Formula 1 fan!

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In Conversation With...senior sister Leann Defriend!

Here is the next instalment of our In Conversation With… series, introducing Leann Defriend, one of our senior sisters in our Emergency Department.

As a youngster, Leann dreamt of joining the army – but found her calling as a nurse when a medical condition meant she couldn’t sign up.

She loves being a nurse as she makes a difference to her patients’ lives every day – she even gave one terminally ill patient an early Christmas to ensure they got to see their favourite occasion one last time.

And last year, she took a three month sabbatical, visiting 48 of the 50 US states!

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