Young People's Health Event

Hundreds of young people took the opportunity to learn all about our Trust and the NHS at our Young People's Event.

Teenagers from Manchester Grammar School and Manchester Islamic High School attended the free open day which was held and the Nowgen Centre. The event was part of our community engagement programme with local people and the wider community.

Trust Chairman Peter Mount welcomed the students and thanked them all for coming adding: "Young people are the future, therefore it is important to have you here as one day you may work for the NHS or even our Trust.

"There are several television shows about hospitals on at the moment, but they only really show doctors and nurses and not the variety of careers you can have in hospitals."

Visitors learned more about NHS careers and volunteering opportunities at our five hospitals.  Trust staff ran stands covering a wide range of careers, including nursing, midwifery, pharmacy and physiotherapy.  There were also interactive sessions on resuscitation and infection control, plus information about staying healthy, and an opportunity to find out about the latest medical research.

Mr Mount added: "I would like to thank all the staff for the time and effort they put into participating in the Young People's Health Event. They played an important part in making the event an extremely successful occasion. We plan to hold a similar event with a focus on adults on Thursday 22nd September, which will also incorporate the Annual Members' Meeting. I very much hope you will consider supporting us again on that date."