Hull and East Riding students are taking a hands-on approach as they get the chance to experience an assortment of NHS roles.
Students will learn more about the NHS at their ‘A Day in the Life of the NHS’ which is being held at the Hull Royal Infirmary.
Deborah Lowe, lead for nursing and quality improvement at NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group, said;
“There is a huge and diverse range of roles within the NHS. It engaging with children at a young age around these career options is a fantastic way to encourage them into a potential career in health.”
“At this event, the students will not only learn about the roles of doctors and nurses but also surgeons, occupational therapists and falls specialists.”
“The unique, interactive nature of the A Day in the Life event hopes to inspire these young people.”
Professor Julie Jomeen, dean of the faculty of health sciences at the University of Hull, said;
“Many of the nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, paramedics, doctors and operating department practitioners of the future that will work in our region’s hospitals will study here at the University of Hull.”
“We are delighted to play a part in raising awareness of all healthcare professions to pupils attending this special event.”
“Our lecturers and Operating Department Practice students will be giving pupils the opportunity to handle surgical equipment and simulate the experience of gowning and gloving for surgical procedures so they can see and feel what it is like for an operating department practitioner working in the operating theatre.”
“They’ll be helping and encouraging them to understand and explore different job roles within healthcare and highlighting how they can lead to a fulfilling career with excellent employment prospects.”
Event Speaker, Tommy Coyle added;
“A day in the life of the NHS is a great day for young, aspiring students to get an insight into what a potential career in the NHS may look like.”
“Many people have to experience two or three jobs until they find their passion and purpose and this initiative helps to eliminate some uncertainties and give them the information they need to pursue an NHS career.”
“A job in the NHS is more than just a job, there’s much more reward when you’re changing and potentially saving lives.”
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