Lily has worked for the NHS for more than 20 years! She is an inspiration to us, as Lily has committed her time to helping those in need within the Cardiac department, as a Cardiac Physiologist. Through this position, Lily has been able to utilise her skills and training to provide care to individuals that suffer with heart conditions. While she is not caring for others, Lily enjoys taking trips to the theatre, being a volunteer and traveling to lovely overseas excursions.

We would like to thank you for dedicating many years of service, it is greatly appreciated!


Trust Name: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Staff Group: Healthcare Scientist

Years Working for NHS: 20+

Years working for NHS Professionals: 6-10




Why do you love working for the NHS?

Having worked in NHS for over 20 years I have found it fulfilling and I enjoy working with the public. My mum worked 25 years as a hospital orderly, never complaining about her job.

My daughter was born with congenital heart disease, I am full of praise for health care system.


How does flexible working make a difference to your life?

It fits round my homelife and benefits me in several ways, especially the extra money I earn to make my life more enjoyable. i.e. holidays.


What has been your proudest moment working for the NHS?

There have been several times I've had to use my skills to resuscitate people with heart conditions and have been successful, so this has made me proud that I had the knowledge.


Tell us about your past.

I have always lived in UK but at 18 I went to Vancouver for a gap year and worked in a hospital in Cardiac dept and realised this was where I wanted to train for the future.

So, I returned and took up my training for a cardiac physiologist and stayed in this field for the next 20 odd years. My second child was born with congenital defects so maybe my career helped me cope better with her. I like to think so, now she works as a respiratory/cardiac physiologist in NHS and has done for the past 14 yrs.


Tell us about your life outside of the hospital. Do you have any hobbies or interests?

I enjoy my family and spending time with them. I also read, go to the theatre, do voluntary work each month and spend time with friends having lunch and coffee.

I also enjoy my holidays abroad.


You can take 3 items with you when stranded on a desert island, what do you take?

Item #1 A kindle packed with favourite authors on it

Item #2 Paper and pencils to log my days

Item #3 Some type of radio with long life batteries.

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