We are incredibly proud of our NHS Apprentices, who are currently on a break in learning to support with the coronavirus outbreak. There are 85 learners in total, all aged 18 or over who are working across a number of local hospitals and health centres.
Their roles vary from working in the community, being based on a hospital ward, Outpatients and Spinal Injuries departments, and they undertake healthcare activities, including dressing changes, blood pressure checks and assisting with medication.
Hospital ward based learners work in various different wards from paediatrics to adult acute medical, they are supporting patients with personal care, wound and skin care, vital signs monitoring, taking samples for testing and more.
In Outpatients departments they assist consultants and nurses with essential medical appointments or pre-op assessments. Spinal Injuries department apprentices support high dependency needs for patients on ventilators and rehabilitation to prepare for discharge, as well as all of the above patient care as ward based learners.
The Clare Foundation showed support for our apprentices on Twitter saying, “You are a credit to your college and our County and what a way to start your healthcare career”.
A huge thank you to our apprentices for stepping up to support the NHS with the coronavirus response. You are all doing an amazing job and we know you are working extremely hard.