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Three quadruplet sisters follow their mother into nursing

Aneetta, Anjel and Aleena Shibu Mathew all graduated from the University of Suffolk and now work at the same hospital in Cambridge
Three quadruplet sisters graduate in nursing together and now work at the same hospital

Aneetta, Anjel and Aleena Shibu Mathew all graduated from the University of Suffolk and now work at the same hospital in Cambridge

Three of four quadruplet sisters have followed in the footsteps of their nurse mother after graduating from the same university nursing degree course.

Aneetta, Anjel and Aleena Shibu Mathew studied adult nursing at the University of Suffolk, the same institution where their cancer nurse mother Joby graduated from in 2017.

Sibling bond made a ‘big difference’ training under COVID-19

Aleena said: ‘A few years back when mum graduated as a nurse, I asked if I could wear her gown. She said “one day you will get

Aneetta, Anjel and Aleena Shibu Mathew all graduated from the University of Suffolk and now work at the same hospital in Cambridge

Three quadruplet sisters graduate in nursing together and now work at the same hospital
Aneetta, Anjel and Aleena Shibu Mathew at their graduation Picture: University of Suffolk

Three of four quadruplet sisters have followed in the footsteps of their nurse mother after graduating from the same university nursing degree course.

Aneetta, Anjel and Aleena Shibu Mathew studied adult nursing at the University of Suffolk, the same institution where their cancer nurse mother Joby graduated from in 2017.

Sibling bond made a ‘big difference’ training under COVID-19

Aleena said: ‘A few years back when mum graduated as a nurse, I asked if I could wear her gown. She said “one day you will get here as well” so today, I have reached that milestone.’

Aneetta said the sibling bond has helped while training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘I had my sisters by my side throughout, which made a big difference,’ she said.

‘They were there as a support mentally and through all the work too, especially reflecting back at the end of the day of a COVID shift.’

Working together at the same hospital

And the sisters not only trained together – they now work at the same hospital.

All three now work at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge: Anjel is working on a cardiology ward, Aneetta on a cardiothoracic surgery ward and Aleena is working on a sleep study ward.

The trio were joined at their graduation ceremony earlier this month by their sister Aneesha, a physiotherapist who works at Kettering General Hospital in Northamptonshire.


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