The odds of winning the staff lottery are probably a few thousand to one, but the odds of winning it the last time it is drawn before you leave the Trust is even higher!
Lise Cross did just that.
Having played the staff lottery for years and never having won anything, she has just scooped over £600 two weeks before she moves onto another role.
Lise said: “It’s amazing and completely unexpected as I am one of those people who doesn’t win anything. It’s such a nice leaving present!”
After 26 years in the cardiac centre, Lise, who currently works in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, is moving on to her next challenge out in the community, working in a GP’s practice where she will be treating a variety of patients as an Advanced Practioner.
Qualifying in 1990, Lise has worked her way up and has covered every area of cardiac care and although she is sad to leave, she is looking forward to a new challenge and leaves this Friday.
She added: “I’ve made loads of friends while I’ve been here – 26 years is a long time. I’ll be keeping in touch with the staff as I will only be down the road at Glenroyd.
“The staff will be glad to know that part of my winnings will be going on saying goodbye!”
All the best to you Lise!