Chris, originally from the Philippines, is an outdoorsy family man that works tirelessly to ensure that our fantastic NHS continues to provide high-quality patient care for generations to come.


Name: Chris

Trust Name: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Staff Group: Support Services

Years working for NHS: 10-20

Years working for NHS Professionals: 1-3 years



Why do you love working for the NHS?

NHS has been embedded in my genes. I’ve never worked for any other organisation though I was already asked to work for a bigger salary. I want my children’s children generation to continue to have this wonderful National Health Service that we experience today. All of us will become a patient no matter what age we have and working for NHS is showing gratitude that we have, and we will enjoy in the future. I’m working for NHS so my children can see that money is just not a measure of happiness but is the satisfaction that you feel when you helped someone whether it’s a school friend of a child or an elderly neighbour or a complete stranger that needs our utmost care at the time that no one can be with them when they needed them the most. Working for NHS is about caring, helping and supporting.


How does flexible working make a difference to your life?

it supports the work life balance immensely. Everyone has a reason why they need flexible working and for me is about family first then work but it has also some situation that I have to juggle a family and work and flexible working just makes life easier and still be productive.


What has been your proudest moment working for the NHS?

When I needed NHS the most when my son was ill and had to be admitted. knowing that colleagues and co-workers do all their best every single time, I was confident that my son is in the best care possible. How I work to help others, was reciprocated when I needed NHS to help me with my son as a patient and carer of sick child. This is one of the proudest moments I can say that we in NHS support each other in every second of time.


Tell us about your past

I’ve never ever thought of working in Healthcare but since arriving in 2004 from Philippines while my wife has been a dedicate nurse in SUHT for almost 3 years already, I saw the importance of NHS work and I promised to continue working with NHS until my last breath.


Tell us about your life outside of the hospital

I’m very active with lots of sports like Tennis, badminton, football basketball etc.., me and family are also into outdoor adventures... always have fun with family and friends.



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

Item #1 positive thinking and self confidence

Item #2 family picture

Item #3 satellite phone


Admin & Clerical
Allied Health Professionals
Nursing & Midwifery
Healthcare Scientists
Support Services

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