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Nurse relives Olympics ceremony in new photo exhibition


Pat Brown has been selected to take part in a one-off photography exhibition to celebrate the one year anniversary of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Ms Brown, 51, who works at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, performed in the now famous opening ceremony, part of which paid tribute to the health service.

The photography exhibition, based next to the Olympic Park, includes photos of 22 people who volunteered at the games, of which Ms Brown is the only nurse.

The photo features Ms Brown wearing the same costume she wore for the Opening Ceremony in July 2012.

Ms Brown, who has been a nurse in the NHS for over 30 years, said: “I was so proud to represent the NHS to the world.

“Taking part was a real challenge, the training was tough but it was worth it and it is something I will never forget.”

The “What the Games Makers did next” exhibition was launched on 13 July and will run for six weeks.


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Readers' comments (3)

  • tinkerbell

    well done Pat, I was so proud to see OUR NHS represented by OUR Nurses too. You done great!

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  • beautiful uniform and kind caring looking nurse wearing it. I wonder how far it dates back. I suspect way before my day and I couldn't really imagine working in it now although I remember the struggle of making up the frilly caps fresh every day and what happened to them when one dived under a bed or it was grabbed by a patient!

    reminds me also of a very dear friend who was so devoted to her career in nursing, laterly as a theatre sister who married a surgeon late in life and was widowded not long afterwards. when she retired she worked in the hospital shop and collected every bit of memorabilia, I think that was ever produced, and devoted one room in her house to a hospital museum. she was left with a large house and a garden she was passionate about and was also a great cook and hostess and gathered up everybody in the area who trained and worked in her hospital, of which we were many and formed a fantastic social network.

    Very well done, Ms. Brown.

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