NHS70: Leslie and Errol

UHCW is proud to employ people from all over the world, and for husband and wife Leslie and Errol, who are both based at University Hospital, it’s also a family affair.

Errol was dating Leslie when he moved from their native Philippines to start working in the old Coventry and Warwick Hospital’s X-Ray department in 2003.  Leslie joined him two years later after they got married.

While Leslie had originally been a Biomedical Scientist in the Philippines, she was an X-Ray Collator when she first joined the Trust.

 

She said: “A lot has changed in 13 years.  I remember having to file and sticker the old films, whereas now everything Errol deals with is digital.

“After a few years, I retrained as a Biomedical Scientist.  While I’d been trained in the Philippines, it was very different here, and the labs were so posh, especially when University Hospital opened in 2006.

“In the labs I’d been used to, everything was manual, but here it was automated and digital, which means that we can get patients’ results much quicker.”

 

The couple have since started a family –four-year-old Earl and three-year-old Ellie were both born at University Hospital.

Meanwhile, both Leslie and Errol have continued to develop their careers with the Trust.  Leslie is now a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Haematology/Blood Transfusion, after her manager supported her with further training.

Errol is now Lead Radiographer in the Emergency Department, x-raying patients brought in with suspected broken bones. 

 

Errol said: “It’s fantastic to work in such a busy hospital, which cares for so many patients.

“As well as having world-class equipment, UHCW has given both Leslie and I a chance to prove what we can do as professionals.  We’ve had to adapt and work hard to get where we are, and we’re being supported to continue to develop.

“I’m so proud to work for UHCW and of the care we can provide to our patients on the NHS.”


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