Latest news — articles for March 2019

In Conversation With...Pat Becker, champion of our pain management programme

In a special edition of In Conversation With, we spoke to Pat Becker, who isn’t a member of staff at our Trust - she’s a champion of our pain management programme, run by our chronic pain service, after it transformed her life!

The 80-year-old grandmother of five and soon to be great-grandmother of six, first began to experience back pain when she was just 16 following a motorbike accident on her first date with her husband-to-be.

She hasn’t let her pain get in the way of holding down a job over the years, spending a few years working in a gun factory before taking on a more sedate role in a newsagent where she stayed for almost three decades!

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In Conversation With...Diane Webber, a dedicated nurse who has worked at our Trust for 50 years

Diane Webber has been a nurse in our Trust for 50 years, and what’s kept her doing the job she loves for so long is the people – our patients and staff!

She’s so passionate about what she does that she inspired her son Simon to follow her into nursing.

She recently helped organise a reunion of 13 nurses who all started their training together at Oldchurch Hospital in 1969. They reminisced over how things have changed over the last five decades in the NHS – and how they would sneak in through the window of their nurses’ quarters if coming back after curfew!

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