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Scarborough Hospital lifts the lid for local students

Students from local schools across Scarborough have spent a week at Scarborough Hospital gaining invaluable insights into the NHS and how it works.

The hospital’s annual Young Persons’ Programme, which ran from 3-7 June, gave local school students the chance to sample some of the many careers on offer, and learn more about life in a busy acute hospital.

The week included a packed programme based on a mock-up of an emergency department which included decision making exercises, practical training sessions, behind the scene tours of departments, meeting junior doctors, pharmacy, estates management and much more.

Anne Devaney, Deputy Director of Workforce Development said: “The programme is about providing an opportunity for local youngsters, who are at the age where they are making choices about their future careers, to discover what roles are available within the NHS, in addition to medicine and nursing.

“This understanding will hopefully assist them in choosing a career in healthcare via practice placements, an apprenticeship scheme or applying for training with one of our local university partners.”

Students at Scarborough Hospital

Student feedback after the event confirmed that they found the week interesting, informative and compelling - and many agreed they would definitely like to work in the NHS having been on the programme.

Anne added: “It has been an inspiring week for all involved and heartening to see so many young people excited at the prospect of seeing what our amazing staff do. 

“Hopefully many of the students will want to come and work for us when they leave school, or apply for one of our training opportunities, so that we can continue to recruit locally and build a workforce that will grow with the organisation.”

The schools and collages who took part included; Scalby School, Graham School, St Augustines School, Lady Lumleys School, George Pindar School, and Scarborough College.

18 June 2019

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