DOCTORS, nurses and admin staff swapped their day jobs to showcase their talents.

Staff from a range of departments across Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) came together for the first HHFT’s Got Talent on Saturday, August 11.

Fifteen acts battled their nerve to perform at the Theatre Royal Winchester to impress the audience and a judging panel.

The skills on display included an aerial acrobat, pianists, singers and dance groups.

Terry Watkins, lead sonographer at the trust not only won the judges’ vote but also captured the hearts of the audience, winning 48 per cent of the vote with his rendition of the song ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’.

He said: “I have never won anything before so it was a big surprise on the night and a bit overwhelming, especially because the standard was so high and all of the acts were brilliant.

The judge’s runner up was Jude Davison, head of education and workforce who entertained with his guitar and third place was awarded to bank staff member Kristy Cullum who lit up the stage with her fire skills.

Chief executive Alex Whitfield said: “We have an impressive team here and it was absolutely amazing to see they are as talented outside of work as they are within our hospitals caring for patients. It was a fantastic evening which really showcased the diversity of our staff and picking just one winner was difficult.”

The evening raised £227 for the Winchester Hospice.