Date of release: Friday 27th March, 2015
A group of school and college students from Wolverhampton were given a tour the city's New Cross Hospital (Thursday 26 March) as part of Working Well Week.
The young people, aged between 16 and 20, spent a full day at the hospital, visiting departments, asking staff questions and learning a bit more about the area's main hospital.
During their visit they went to the maternity unit, the endoscopy department, the clinical skills department and also met the histopathology team – as well as enjoying lunch in the hospital restaurant.
Working Well Week is part of Wolverhampton’s drive to improve opportunities, prosperity and health for residents. It is also part of the first City Conference Season which aims to raise the profile of the city, its people and the opportunities within the area.
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Chairman Jeremy Vanes – a member of the organising committee for Working Well Week – joined the students on their visit and was delighted with their interest and affection for the hospital.
He said: “Working Well Week is about a lot of things, and one of them is connecting with our local people. This tour was a way of achieving that with some of the younger members of the population.
“The students asked a lot of questions and one or two expressed interest in coming to work here. It was a really good day and I thank everyone involved in organising it and the young people for coming.”
For more info contact RWT Head of Communications Richard Radcliffe on 01902 695900.