Students across the local region wanting to learn more about the various roles within the NHS, visited Peterborough City Hospital, as part of NHS Discovery Day.
The Trust welcomed around 80 students from Peterborough Regional College, Nene Park, Bushfield, Jack Hunt, Queen Katherine, Ken Stimpson, Thomas Deacon and St John Fisher. The students were split into groups as they visited various departments, which included: Pharmacy, Microbiology, Vascular Investigations, Theatres, Radiotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitation and also an Introduction to Nursing.
Nikki Davis, Widening Participation Officer at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust said: “We’re happy to have hosted our fifth NHS Discovery Day in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University. The Trust welcomed students from local schools and colleges to help them see first-hand what goes on behind the scenes in a busy hospital. This year we supported even more students than in previous years due to an increased interest from schools. It’s encouraging to hear that there is a lot of interest from young people wanting to work in the NHS.”
Peterborough Collaborative Outreach Network and Anglia Ruskin University arranged the visit, with the aim being to promote awareness of alternative careers within the NHS, as well as to raise aspirations for young people applying to universities.
Ellen Marshall, Recruitment Officer at Anglia Ruskin University, said: “Anglia Ruskin University were excited to work in collaboration with North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust on their NHS Discovery Day. This is a chance for local college and sixth form students to have a hands on taster of what it’s like to study at ARU and work within the NHS.”