"Being happy and fulfilled at work has overlapped into my personal life."
Ellie Buchanan is a Receptionist, Langley Green Hospital.
Last year Ellie was nominated for a Shining Star award in our Positive Practise awards for always going above and beyond her role and creating a warm and welcoming environment for staff and patients. Here is Ellie's story:
"My role is to be on the front desk and I get to welcome everyone as they pass by. I started working for the NHS on the Bank 3 years ago and haven’t looked back.
"I was drawn to working for the NHS for job satisfaction and the opportunity to care for people. No matter which area of the NHS you join you will become part of a passionate team of people. With plenty of highs, even some lows, its rewarding at the same time.
"I love the opportunity to help and to make a difference every day. In this role I have developed personally and become a stronger person, which I found has made me a better person. Being happy and fulfilled at work has overlapped into my personal life.
"I enjoy spending time with and talking to the service users, carers and families. I also enjoy helping and making my colleagues welcome, the NHS has become my 2nd family and it’s a privilege to work alongside of them.
The best thing about the NHS is It gives but never takes. Happy Birthday NHS!!"