Former Wandsworth nurse flying high after getting dream job onboard aircraft hospital

Angela Purcell is now working for ORBIS on board the Flying Eye Hospital

Angela Purcell is now working for ORBIS on board the Flying Eye Hospital

First published in Where I Live

A former nurse from St George’s and Queen Mary’s hospitals is on cloud nine after landing her dream job - on board a flying hospital.

Angela Purcell, who used to work as a senior staff nurse in both Tooting and Roehampton, has been appointed head nurse of the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) - a fully equipped teaching hospital inside a DC-10 aircraft run by eyesight charity ORBIS.

Its mission is to help medical teams in developing countries to provide eye care for their communities.

Angela said: “I want to say how very privileged I am to be part of the FEH team. "It is a great honour to be able to work with this organisation that I have always held with the highest of regards for all these years."

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