The patients are so grateful

The patients are so grateful

“I have a bittersweet relationship with my job because of the sadness I deal with on a daily basis, but knowing that I am making a difference in someone’s life during difficult times makes my job worthwhile. My name is Selam and I’m a clinical nurse specialist...
Pyjama Party season kicks off!

Pyjama Party season kicks off!

Pyjama Party is now ON! We had some eager supporters who held their fundraising PJ spin cycle class before our two weeks of fundraising kicked off – and had a fantastic time in the process. Fran Mauri and Julie Stoner share a love of exercise, both being regulars at...
People offer me their brain!

People offer me their brain!

Tina Somorin is The National Brain Appeal’s administrative assistant and helps the office to run smoothly. “I’ve been here for just over a year now and am kept pretty busy! An average day involves me sorting all the post and recording the donations;...
“Nelson’s a natural with patients”

“Nelson’s a natural with patients”

Meet Nelson. He’s huge. And hairy. He’s also incredibly calm, affable and intuitive. He has the perfect disposition to work in The National Hospital. He’s part of a new initiative by UCLH Trust to introduce animal assisted therapy − in the form of dogs − for the...
Meet the hospital staff running the Marathon

Meet the hospital staff running the Marathon

The London Marathon is the biggest single fundraising event in our calendar – and this year we have an impressive 24 runners making up our fantastic #TeamBrainAppeal. With just a short time left until race day on Sunday 24 April, we caught up with two runners who both...
“It was my dream to work here”

“It was my dream to work here”

It felt like a homecoming when I returned to The National Hospital last year, and began a shift as a newly-qualified nurse. I’d imagined this moment for a few years – and it all started when I was lying in a bed in the very same hospital recovering after brain surgery...