A Spotlight On – Susan Dewar

Position: Service Centre Manager

What do you do at Viaduct Care?

My role involves working in the Service Centre, setting up the weekend hubs, Kingsgate hubs, liaising with hub staff, the days are busy and varied.

What relevant experience did you have before taking up this role?

I have worked for the NHS for, dare I say it, 26 years!  Mainly in appointment booking roles and prior to Viaduct my role at MRI was inpatient bed booking, that was a challenge to say the least.

What is your favourite Film or TV show?

I don’t get much time for TV but I am known to shed a tear at the cinema, my daughter has banned me from going with her after watching A Star is Born.

If you were a superhero, what superpower would you have?

To make more time in the day, never enough hours.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I am a big concert goer and have varied music taste from The Bay City Rollers to the Stone Roses – I really love live music.

You have been asked to choose a country to spend six months in. Where would it be?

Definitely USA, I love America. I have just come back from Florida and the life out there really appeals to me. I would like to explore it more maybe Hawaii, Las Vegas.

Do you have any funny jokes or quotes you can share with us?

“I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.”

Serena Williams

What book would you recommend for having a positive impact on your life?

Again books are usually just holiday reads and usually autobiographies, some can be very interesting and the people are different to the public persona.

What musician would you most like to meet and why?

Musician might be a stretch but I did meet Keith Duffy (Boyzone) + Brian McFadden (Westlife) recently.

What is your closest brush with fame?

Well I am on the opening credits to the BBC series The Band, if you blink you will miss me but I am stood next to Graham Norton. The same night I bumped into Gary Barlow, literally!  It’s a long story maybe I can bore you with it sometime.

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