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“I’m the Electrical Services Manager for the East Coast hospitals. I’ve worked for the NHS for 35 years, half of the life of the NHS.

“I came straight from school as an apprentice on £27 per week. At the time 92 people applied for my job and I was the only successful one. I’m still here, having seen the Scarborough site triple in size during in my time here.

“I look upon Scarborough as my hospital - it has looked after me and my family many times over the years. It is a close community, particularly among staff at the hospital, and I’m fortunate to have many friends around. This was something that was brought home to me after a recent loss as so many friends have stopped and talked to me to wish me well. It’s is nice to know the support is there.

“I like to try and look after my hospital and I am in the fortunate position to be able to do so in my role. As part of my job I look after the emergency generators at Scarborough Hospital which arrived the same year as me and are still going strong. They have never let the hospital down in 35 years which is an amazing record and is something I’m very proud of.

“My best piece of advice would be to always look after your family and friends as you never know when you might need them.”

31 August 2018

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