Hospital bosses celebrate young talent

During National Apprenticeship Week, Executive Directors at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) are meeting apprentices to highlight how they make a difference for patients across the hospital.

Director of Nursing Emma McKay, Chief Executive Anna Dugdale, and Director of Human Resources Stephen Taylor, will be meeting apprentices and their mentors in a range of departments both clinical and non-clinical all week starting on Monday 03 March.

Emma McKay will be meeting Apprentice Deana Greenough to find out about her new innovative clinical Apprentice Multidisciplinary Care Assistant role on Dilham ward. Her role has been introduced to support the patients’ recovery by encouraging them to mobilise more quickly following bowel surgery which will potentially lead to patients’ being ready to go home sooner. Seventeen year old Deana is an aspiring nurse and is hoping to undertake nurse training at UEA from September 2015.

Anna Dugdale will be meeting clinical apprentices working in Theatres and Pathology and non-clinical apprentices working in Cardiology and A&E. Stephen Taylor will be meeting apprentices working in administrative roles in Gastroenterology, Head and Neck, Patient Services, Out-patient Bookings and Finance and also speaking to their managers about succession planning and the positive impact apprentices have on the hospital workforce and patient care.

Anna Dugdale said: “As a major employer for the county, it is great to be able to provide our ambitious, motivated young people of Norfolk with the opportunity to work in the healthcare sector, and for the apprentices, to be an integral part of our hospitals in providing care to our local community.”

Annie Cook, Apprenticeship Coordinator at NNUH said: “Our young apprentices help NNUH to grow its own future workforce. There are so many different roles within the NHS and an apprenticeship is a great way for young people to train for an exciting career in health.”

Notes to Editors:

Now in its seventh year, National Apprenticeship Week aims to raise the profile of Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Monday 3rd of March 2014 11:00:20 AM