Midhurst nurse joins dancers at Olympic ceremony

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THE LONDON Olympics will have special memories for Pam Hollyman, one of 800 NHS staff who took part in the opening ceremony on Friday (July 27) night.

Pam, who has been a physiotherapist based at Midhurst Community Hospital for the last nine years, has worked with the NHS since she qualified 32 years ago, 28 of which have been in the Chichester area.

Disappearing for 24 secret rehearsals she said she made life time friends. She appeared in the 12-minute NHS section which featured staff from all walks of NHS life helping to spell out the words GOSH and NHS and then a dance routine.

“It was absolutely amazing, I loved every minute of it, it was such a privilege to be in it,” she said, “and a real honour.”

“There were 80,000 people in the stadium on the night but it looked so unreal and far away that I was much less nervous than I thought I would be.”