What is your current role and what does it involve?
I’m a senior facilities supervisor, which is a multi-skilled role covering all of our services. I work in the different departments both on-site and off to ensure all the expected standards are maintained and, where possible, exceeded.
Why did you choose to do the job you do now?
I became a supervisor when my previous post of charge hand was phased out. I have put my heart and soul into helping to make Loughborough Hospital a good welcoming place.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I love the variety of my work – I never know from day to day what I might be doing, whether it’s dealing with a flood or working on reception directing the public to where they are trying to go. Of course, I also love dealing with my lovely staff.
What training have you had and how has your career progressed?
I started on the wards as a catering/ward assistant preparing fresh vegetables and using the potato rumbler machine. I have been very lucky that I have been given the opportunity to develop my career. I now have my NVQ Certificate in Cleaning and Support Services Skills levels 1 and 2, and certificates in intermediate food hygiene, health and safety, infection control and others. These are all courses that the hospital has put me through.
What motivates you most about working at Leicester’s Hospitals?
I have worked very hard over the last 30 years to promote what we do as a service and I am very proud of what we have achieved at Loughborough Hospital.
What are the best things about Leicestershire and the surrounding area?
We have some really beautiful countryside around here and some lovely parks such as Bradgate Park.
What would you say to people thinking about joining Leicester’s Hospitals?