Bradbury House is a wonderful place for aspiring doctors, nurses and others hoping to carve out a career in medicine to gain valuable experience while at the same time bringing an extra youthful dimension to life within the Home. We are currently lucky to have the valuable contribution of not just one but two Banerji sisters, Priya and Rupa. Priya first started helping here about six years ago and, although she is now in the middle or her medical studies at St George’s in London, she still finds the time to come back periodically during her vacations. Some of you, who have been residents here for a few years, may remember that she also spent a while working in a town hospital in Morogoro in Tanzania and, on her return, she was one of my early contributors who was happy to tell me about her experiences for publication in an edition of the newsletter back in 2014.
Now we are fortunate to also have her younger sister Rupa working here during her gap year between leaving Beaconsfield High School and before she too goes off to university to study medicine. She started here in September and told me she is enjoying it very much. She is giving assistance in all sorts of areas, including assisting residents to get up and go to bed, helping with activities in the Activity Centre and on one occasion she accompanied a resident on a hospital appointment.