Celebrating inspirational mums at NBT this Mother’s Day

Dawn and her daughter Georgie, who both work at NBT, are stood together smiling. Dawn is wearing a red clinical uniform and Georgie is wearing a patterned dress.

This Mother’s Day, we’re proud to celebrate the mums we care for as well as those who are part of our NBT team. 

To help celebrate the day, in our Maternity Services each new mum is being given a Mother’s Day gift by the staff caring for them.

We’ve also been speaking to staff members who have been inspired by their mums to follow in their footsteps and join NBT.

Georgie was inspired to start her career in Surgery Management at Southmead Hospital by her mum Dawn, a Clinical Matron in our theatres.

“Although I haven’t 100% followed in my mum footsteps and become a nurse, my mum has 100% inspired me in my career within NBT.

“I joined the trust at the age of 19 not sure what I was wanting to do in my career, however working quite closely with my mum (in the same department for two years) I was able see firsthand how her passion and dedication to her work made a huge difference to experiences that patient’s had while in hospital. 

"Seeing this and seeing all that she has achieved within her career inspired me to look for new opportunities within NBT and inspired me to start my journey towards a career in management within NBT.”

On working with her daughter Georgie, Dawn said:

“I have worked in the NBT for 36 years and it’s an amazing place to work with many opportunities. I now regard myself as very fortunate to work with Georgie and share a blend of work and family creating a unique relationship of mother and daughter.”

Kristin Lombard, Pharmacy Homecare Manager, and her mum Sally have inspired each other throughout their careers at NBT after joining the trust to help deliver the Covid vaccination programme.

Kristin and Sally are stood together in their uniform smiling.

Kristin shared:

“During my time at university, the pandemic hit and I was forced to move back to Bristol. As uni had been paused, I continued volunteering with St John's Ambulance, but wanted to do more to help relieve the effects of COVID-19.

“My mum found a job advert to become a COVID-19 administrator and vaccinator and forwarded it to me. I decided to apply and fortunately got the job at Ashton Gate! A few months in, I was enjoying it a lot and felt like I was contributing to the vaccination programme, so I suggested my mum also apply as another round of jobs were released. Not long after, my mum joined and became a vaccinator too!

“Since, she has become a pre-registration pharmacy technician at the hospital, completing an apprenticeship and inspiring me to also join NBT Pharmacy. Now, she is an inspiration in the department, showing it is never too late for a career change and always showing resilience in challenging times.”