Joining NHS as nurse ‘best thing that ever happened to me’, says hospital chief

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Chief Executive Trish Armstrong-Child has spoken of her pride in the NHS in the countdown to the 75th birthday of the service on Wednesday 5 July.

BTH is marking the anniversary by sharing the stories from patients, colleagues and former staff, moments from our history and pictures from the archives over 75 days.

Trish started her NHS career as an 18-year-old trainee nurse. “It was the best thing that ever happened to me,” she said

“It’s been a privilege to serve people at the most vulnerable time of their lives and make a difference.”

Both Trust colleagues and members of the public can post their memories and stories of what the NHS means to them on the Trust website. Tell us:

  • How has the NHS changed you or your family’s life for the better?
  • Do you have pictures of times past at our hospitals and sites you’d like to share?
  • Did you have family or friends who were with the NHS at its start in 1948?

If you’re a colleague or former member of staff:

  • What inspired you to work in the NHS?
  • Tell us about what it’s like being from a long line or big family of NHS staff?
  • Who was your biggest influence in the NHS and why?

Trish added: “I’m really looking forward to reading the stories of what the NHS means to our community and from the people who continue to keep it the amazing organisation it is today.”



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