150 students and parents from local secondary schools and colleges were given behind the scenes access and expert demonstrations from teams at East Surrey Hospital in an inspiring careers event this week.
Local students in year nine or above were invited to our ‘meet the practitioner’ careers event on Wednesday 16 November.
They were able to watch demonstrations from doctors, nurses and therapists in the simulation suite, learn life-saving CPR techniques in ‘re-start a heart’ style workshops and attend a range of presentations about different careers in healthcare.
Frankie Head, strategic education manager at SASH, said:
“We are delighted to have welcomed local students to showcase the varied exciting and rewarding careers within the NHS. We’re proud to be one of the region’s biggest employers and we really hope that we have inspired the next generation of healthcare heroes to pursue a career in the NHS.”
Jasmine Rutledge-Hart, 14, from Horley, said:
“Everyone was so passionate and it felt like you’d be joining a family. We saw the radiographers, midwives and doctors and they were awe-inspiring!”
The event was delivered together with Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership, and First Community Health and Care with support from London Southbank University and University of Surrey. Students from 29 schools and colleges attended.