It will be an honour to work for the NHS as a phlebotomist. I will wear my hospital tunic with pride!
People have asked me "Why phlebotomy, it's so specific?". When I was pregnant with my son, I had lots of blood tests. The lady who took the blood was so caring and brilliant at her job. Ever since then, I've thought, this is something I'd love to do!
I haven’t had a home for over 6 years. Friends have helped us out, but two months ago, we just couldn’t stay any longer. After a long investigation, the Council has provided my son and I with temporary accommodation. I’m not sure how long we can stay, but that’s exactly why I want to get a qualification and find work. This way, I can have an income, be independent and find my own place.
This week, I visited the London hospital where I will complete my training. The facilities were very professional and all the staff were so nice. They take blood from over 600 patients a day! The clinical practice training will be demanding, but I’m not fazed. I can’t wait to start this new challenge - I feel so great and happy.
Being able to take my son on holiday is something I’m really looking forward to. He keeps asking about going to Disneyland and tells me “It’s only 3 hours on the train.” We’ll go one day!