As the daughter of a nurse, I spent my childhood
hearing so many wonderful stories about how the NHS was there for
people in their hour of need.
My mum showed me how rewarding a career in healthcare could be,
but it wasn't until I was in my teens that I knew I wanted to
follow in her footsteps.
I was actually working in Specsavers when I realised I wanted to
pursue a career in occupational therapy.
The buzz that comes from helping someone carry out the everyday
activities that most of us do without even thinking about was
massive and I knew straight away it was all I wanted to
My training was fantastic as I was able to do it nearby with
Oxford Brookes University and, since qualifying, I've been helping
people in their own homes to live healthy, independent
Working outside of the traditional hospital setting is lovely as
not only do you get to travel around but it means you really get to
know the people you're looking after which, for me, is one of the
best parts of the job.
real life stories
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it right.
© 2017 Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust