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Children’s Hospital Star Launches Young People’s Health Event

Star of the hit ITV1 show ‘Children’s Hospital’ Jack Norfolk is launching an open day for youngsters at Central Manchester University Hospitals. Jack, who melted the hearts of almost 3.5 million viewers with his positive attitude towards his poor health, will formally open the event. Staff from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Saint Mary’s Hospital will all be taking part in the event which takes place on Monday 28th June from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Trust Chairman Peter Mount said: “The aim is to show young people what happens in our hospitals, offer information about a wide range of careers in the NHS and provide advice about health and well-being. We are also keen to give more young people a voice in the planning and delivery of health services by our Trust.” Based in the Trust’s Postgraduate Centre (Education South), pupils and students will be able to visit stands demonstrating the huge variety of work that goes on in our hospitals, from teams demonstrating plastering and infection control techniques to what happens in our Burns Unit and the role of play specialists. There will also be plenty of practical opportunities to learn about first aid, checking blood pressure, doing CPR and other activities. In addition there will be stands about career and volunteering opportunities, healthy eating and general well-being, plus displays from our medical research teams, UK Blood and Transplant and the Fire Service. Every half hour, experts ranging from a speech therapist, radiographer and laboratory manager to an A&E consultant, physiotherapist and pharmacist will give a short talk about their role and answer questions. If you would like to participate, please contact Donna Beddows on 0161 276 8661.