Meet Natalie Clarke, Phlebotomist in the Phlebotomy Department at the Royal United Hospitals, Bath.
“I first joined the RUH when I was 17 and worked in the sterile services department before leaving to do other roles. Six years ago, I received a call from a friend of my mum’s asking if I wanted to come and do a shift in the RUH catering department. I went that day and have been working at the hospital ever since and I trained to be a Phlebotomist a year ago.
“My current role involves taking blood samples from patients which are sent off to the laboratory so that the results can be used to quickly diagnose diseases and conditions.
“I had no experience but with training and the help of my team it just came to me. I am really proud of the job I am doing now and that I have accomplished being able to do it.”
“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, so I hope this year will be different and that eventually life will return back to normal. I’m really looking forward to being able to go on holiday again and would love to go back to Hawaii.”