Inspiring the next generation of NHS staff was the focus of the trust’s education team today as they spoke to children at a local school.
The team were invited along to talk to nine and ten-year-olds at West View Primary School to explain more about healthcare and the NHS.
Clinical educators Clare Palmer and Keith Dalley brought with them some interactive activities around topics including hand hygiene and basic life support.
Keith said: “It’s really important we speak to children at this age so that they know the choices that are out there for them later in life as well as understand a bit more about the NHS.
“It’s fantastic to be able to interact with the next generation of employees and give them more of an idea about what care we give to patients and the careers available to them.
“We are passionate about getting out into the community and attending these events – thank you to the school for inviting us along.”
The event also included organisations such as Cleveland Police, Hartlepool College of Further Education and Hartlepool Council.
Headteacher Charlotte Haylock said: “These events are around raising the aspirations of pupils and making them aware of all of the opportunities available to them.
“The aim is really to broaden the horizons of everyone and show the wide range of careers on offer.”