St George’s Hospital had the pleasure of listening to spoken word artist, author and St George’s nurse, Molly Case perform some of her poems and a short excerpt from her new book ‘How to Treat People’ last week.

Molly performed a poem called ‘The Last 1000 Days,’ commissioned by NHS England which emphasises the importance of time to older patients.

To close the event, Molly gave staff an exclusive performance of her poem called ‘The NHS is 70’ which was commissioned by the BBC to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday.

Molly said: “A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend. I felt slightly nervous at first but seeing so many friendly faces made me feel much more relaxed.

“I really enjoyed having the opportunity to chat with everyone after the readings and getting to know everyone better. I really appreciate all the kind words about my poems and book.

“Thank you St George’s once again for supporting me in both my roles – as a writer and a nurse!”

Avey Bhatia, our Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, said: “Molly’s performance of both her poems and book excerpt was absolutely fantastic. It made me feel like I was there with her, witnessing everything that was happening – what a moving performance. Thank you Molly.”