Princess Royal University Hospital nurse gets Orpington home transformed by BBC show DIY SOS

PUBLISHED: 13:43 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:39 26 March 2013

Effie and husband Jason with presenter Nick Knowles in Orpington.

Effie and husband Jason with presenter Nick Knowles in Orpington.


A nurse who has spent the past year caring for her husband after a life changing accident has had her Orpington home transformed by BBC show DIY SOS.

Effie Sulong, a coronary care nurse at Princess Royal University Hospital, in Farnborough, has looked after her husband Jason since he suffered a brain haemorrhage in the Philippines.

With two small children to look after as well, Effie was advised that giving up her job would be her best option - something she refused to do.

Her friends wrote to the television show to share her story of courage and love not only for her family, but for her patients and colleagues too.

Presenter Nick Knowles and his crew, plus volunteers, transformed Effie’s home and installed a much needed downstairs bathroom that will improve husband Jason’s quality of life.

Bessie Stephenson, Effie’s friend and colleague, said: “We have seen Effie and Jason go through so much and are so happy that their new home will give their family the chance of a better life, at last.”

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