Anna dishes up the hits while dishing up the dinners
Elvis is her favourite, but she also belts out a mean Sydney Devine. And all while she makes the beds and delivers the dinners. Who can this be? Paisley’s very own Anna Pyra of course, who brightens up the day of everyone she meets at the RAH.
Anna, a healthcare support worker, is now better known for her rapping than her mopping as she goes about her daily tasks with a huge smile on her face and a cheery word for everyone.
Rosie Moffat, senior charge nurse at Ward 5 said: “Anna is fantastic and a firm favourite with staff and patients alike. She really brightens up everyone’s day and puts aside whatever cares she may have to bring pleasure to the patients.
“She sings and dances and despite only being 28, has a full set list spanning the 60s and 70s, right up to the present day. If anyone is feeling down, they spend two minutes with Anna and their troubles disappear. Honestly, when she’s happy (which is all the time), everyone is happy. She is contagious!”
Her bright and breezy disposition has even led her colleagues to nominate her for recent NHS staff awards.
Rosie added: “We were delighted when Anna received her local NHSGGC Award. We also attended the Chairman’s awards and we had a lovely evening there. Even though she didn’t win that night, she will always be a winner in our book!”
Anna said: “Working in the hospital is like a dream come true for me. I love my job and I would never want to be anywhere else. I can honestly say that Ward 5 is a great place to work and the whole team are fantastic.
“My singing is just part of that. I’m like a human jukebox! I love all types of music and sometimes I will start a song and pick up another half way through.
“I think it’s an honour to look after patients when they really need it and it’s great being part of that journey. One man I worked with had communication difficulties and wasn’t able to speak. I was helping him shower one day and was singing Elvis to him, when he started humming along. It was the best feeling for me and I really knew I had made a difference. I could have cried with joy right there and then.”