Gordon Lees with his daughters who followed in his footsteps to become nurses. Sam (right) and Amy. Sam is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Durham CAMHS and Amy is a Senior Liaison Nurse based at North Tees Hospital.
A Hartlepool man who switched army life for the NHS is celebrating 52 years of fighting for the rights of others - both as a nurse and as the UK’s longest serving activist for the Royal College of Nursing.
Gordon Lees began his career in 1970 as a 16-year-old cadet nurse and now, five decades later, serves as an RCN rep at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust ( TEWV ).
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