Kidney health

Profiles - Men aged 75 and over

Royston Y

Royston Y is single and a retired chartered accountant. Ethnic background: White British.

Bernard and Shelley

Bernard and Shelley have been married for 42 years. They live by themselves and care for each other as best as they can. They met while working for the NHS; Bernard in the maintenance department and Shelley as a psychiatric nurse.

Harry and Nell

Harry is a retired quality manager for British Aerospace. He lives with his wife, Nell, who briefly worked as an auxiliary nurse before her past job as a civil servant. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Ethnic background: White British.


John is a retired lithographic printer. After taking early retirement in 1989 he worked as a magazine circulation manager for his son-in law. He has 3 children, 9 grandchildren and lives together with his wife. Ethnic background: White British.


Ethelbert is a retired builder. He came to the UK from Barbados in 1959. He has been married twice and has six adult children. He has been widowed for 20 years and lives by himself independently. Ethnic background: Afro-Caribbean.


Russell is a retired carpenter and joiner. He has been married to his wife for 60 years. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Ethnic background: White British.


Ian is a retired aeronautical engineer. His first wife had dialysis for many years and eventually died of kidney failure. He has three children and lives with his second wife. Ethnic background: White British.


Gerald is a retired Deputy Head of School and PE teacher. He lives with his wife of 57 years. They have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Ethnic background: White British.


David is a retired postal admin manager. In autumn 2013 he was diagnosed with defibrillation of the heart and prescribed warfarin. He is widowed, lives by himself and has two adult sons. Ethnic background: White British.


Jim is widowed with two adult children. He is a retired company director. Ethnic background: White British.


Eric is married with two adult children from a previous marriage. He is retired Royal Air Force Airman Aircrew. Ethnicity: White English.
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