Donna
Wheelchair Team Administrator
Sussex Rehabilitation Centre

Donna worked for HM Revenue and Customs for 30 years in clerical roles before being made redundant in December 2017.

It was a shock and big change for Donna - the prospect of going for interviews was a bit daunting.

Donna saw her current job as Wheelchair Team Administrator on the NHS Jobs website, was really interested and applied. After being interview, Donna was delighted and surprised to get the job and started in January.

Donna says "I've had a really positive experience at SCFT. Everyone is really friendly and helpful. There is so much to learn about wheelchairs and our Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Engineers provide a fantastic service.

"I find my role really rewarding - I like to help people. And I feel really supported during a period of big change. I'm assessing lots of training about wheelchairs and related products.

"And this week I just got a letter from the Trust to  confirm that I've successfully completed my six months probationary period."

Donna is going to celebrate the NHS70 birthday by holding a tea party with the team - bringing in cake, tea and marking this landmark occasion together.