Continuing its work with the local community, BMI The Beaumont Hospital is delighted to embark on an exciting new partnership with Bolton Sixth Form College. Over a seven month period, Health and Social Care students who have been successful in attaining a place on The Futures Academy will spend a week at the hospital to gain valuable experience in a healthcare setting.
Students visiting the hospital will spend time in both clinical and non-clinical departments, providing insight into the entire patient journey. From an initial appointment to discharge following surgery, it’s important for students to understand the many different functions within a hospital.
Paul Fenner, Careers Advisor at Bolton Sixth Form College, said “The Futures Academy offers a specialised programme of study for able and ambitious students who want to go far in health related industries. Through our collaboration with The Beaumont Hospital we are now able to offer our students tailored work placements which will give them a ‘competitive’ edge.”
Nuha and Izzy, the first students to complete a placement as part of the new initiative, were thrilled with the career-enhancing opportunity. Nuha commented: “It’s been an unforgettable experience as I got to see two knee surgeries in theatre. All the staff were super friendly and welcoming; I can’t thank them enough for giving up their time and making the experience more interesting.” Izzy added: “I have really enjoyed attending the placement, thank you very much for the opportunity.”
Sally Goodill, Executive Assistant at The Beaumont Hospital, has worked closely with the college to launch the new programme. Following Nuha and Izzy’s successful week at The Beaumont Hospital, Sally said: “These students are very much the future of healthcare and it is a pleasure for our staff to share their knowledge, passion and wisdom with them. We sincerely believe these outstanding students will benefit greatly from their time with us and will take away some outstanding memories.”
15th November 2018