Our NHS Gratitude Giveaway
"My name is Nishi. I live with my husband Will and our two children Emi (4) and Luka (2). I am an anaesthetist in Gloucester but have been redeployed to intensive care as a member of the Covid Merit Team. (Our main role is putting the sickest patients on to the ventilators). My husband (also a doctor) and I both work full time and with young children, our lives are busy and hectic. If there is any silver lining from the current situation is that on our days off, there are fewer distractions so we have really valued spending time together as a family, and doing simple activities such as walking along the canal paths or playing in the woods near our house. The photo above is from our walk along the cycle path yesterday. It has certainly made us reassess our work life balance and this is something I would like to address in The future.
"I’m known as Kat to my friends and family. I am a Critical Care Nurse at the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital in Suffolk. I have worked for the NHS for 13 years in 5 different hospitals and 4 NHS Trusts, and I am truly proud of the service we provide to the public every day. My husband is in the Military, and we have two wonderful children at home.
My favourite flower is the Tulip."
As nominated by her friend and fellow doctor Laura, Jen is a GP from Worcestershire and an amazing mother to her two children. The ladybirds are particular meaningful to her, as Jen founded the incredible Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust, now known as the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, a registered charity in memory of her four year old daughter Grace Kelly. Grace loved ladybirds 🐞, the vision of the Trust was born from the inspiration that little Grace imparted on the people she met. Grace was a compassionate and caring little girl, who loved to run, climb and be active, she always looked after others before herself. Today, Jen works tirelessly to support families, fund vital research and raise awareness, whilst committed to her role as a GP for her local community.