On Monday 16th September students from Catcote Sixth Form College spent the day at The University Hospital of Hartlepool. They had the opportunity to learn about the different jobs within the hospital and also got to speak to staff carrying out a wide range of roles, these included Doctors, Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Physiotherapists, Ward Clerks, and Surgical Support Staff to name just a few!
All of the students really enjoyed their visit and were surprised to find out how many jobs existed within the National Health Service. As a result of the visit they are more aware of the opportunities that could be available to them, including cleaning, catering, laundry, gardening and porter duties. It really has opened their eyes to the opportunities in this sector.
As you can see by the photographs, students really enjoyed applying and receiving plaster casts to each other’s arms and trying the equipment in the rehabilitation gym.
Check out the news article posted on the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust website to see how they felt the visit went – www.nth.nhs.uk/news/improving-futures-for-young-people/
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust who took time out of their busy schedule to show our students the invaluable service they provide to us all.