We asked some of the staff who featured in Croydon 24 to tell us what working in one of London's biggest boroughs means to them. Here's what they said:
Dr Ike Okonji, Junior Doctor
“I went to school in Croydon and my family now live here so I chose to come and work south London when I applied for places for my rotation year. I'm currently working in one of our medical wards for stroke survivors, but I've also worked in in A&E as part of my year 2 rotation.
“This is the second time I've worked in Croydon's A&E - I worked in the department in 2018 too. As a junior doctor you've read all the books and passed medical school but you are still gathering more experience and all of the staff here are very supportive of that. The senior doctors really make time to give us advice on extra things we might need to consider and are always there to lend a hand if we're treating a patient that we're particularly worried about.
“This is my first job after medical school and it's definitely exceeded my expectations. For anyone considering medicine, don’t think anything is beyond you. Medicine is a supportive environment to learn in, people are happy to help you on your journey and that end goal of becoming a doctor really is is achievable.”