Posted on 12 March 2008
The life-saving work of NHS staff won the hearts of Farnham College students who attended the first careers event held at Frimley Park Hospital.
Students on health, childcare and sports studies courses at Farnham College were invited to attend the event, which was opened by Mr Gareth Beynon, Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician. Some were so impressed by what they saw that that they are now determined to make a career in the health service.
Lead specialists in areas such as nursing, physiotherapy, medicine and midwifery gave an overview of career opportunities and students visited many areas in the hospital where they gained hands-on experience under the guidance of the experts. For some of Farnham College's students from overseas it was their first experience of an NHS Foundation Hospital.
Students also became members of the Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust, giving them a say in how their local health service is run. Leanne Brewer, the 600th student member, said: "I really enjoyed the event because it gave me the opportunity to try out some new experiences. I am now determined to pursue a career in the health service."