John Scroggins

Senior Financial Accountant

The NHS turning 70 is all about recognising the hard work and dedication of staff all over the country, who strive to help people 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For me, the NHS isn’t just my place of work for the last 24 years; it’s where I met my wife Nicola who still works for the service, as well as an organisation that saved my daughter’s life.

The NHS has had a massive impact on my family in the last 10 years, by helping my daughter who was born at 27 weeks and weighing just 684 grams.

She spent 11 months in hospital and without the knowledge, expertise and care shown by the NHS staff, she wouldn’t be here today. Now at 10 years old, she’s a normal, cheeky little girl.

The SCFT is such a great organisation mainly because of the people I work with, we all share common goals such as helping people and showing care and compassion whilst we go about our work – we all like to go the extra mile.

 I have many NHS heroes, too many to list, but if I had to pick one person it would be Dr Paul Seddon who specialises in Respiratory and Neonatal Paediatrics. An example of his great work would be when he was on call and was brought in to see other patients, and would still come and check on my daughter Keira and the other children in his care to make sure all was ok.