Getting a closer look - Volunteering in healthcare

getting a closer look
Getting a closer look - Volunteering in healthcare
18 March 2014

MEMBERS of the public are being offered the opportunity to take a closer look and find out more about work experience, volunteering and careers at hospitals run by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in a special event being held on Saturday 22nd March (2-4pm).

The free event will take place at the Postgraduate Medical Centre at North Manchester General Hospital and is open to the public, staff and the foundation trust members.

Over the course of the afternoon Trust staff from a number of healthcare professions – including healthcare assistants, midwives, nurses, porters and physiotherapy assistants as well as volunteers – will be on hand to talk about their roles and to answer any questions about their work, their experiences and the type of qualifications needed for jobs in the NHS.

Mary Sunderland, Volunteers’ Co-ordinator at Pennine Acute Trust, said:

"Whether you’re thinking of a career in healthcare, or you’ve got a bit of time on your hands and you’d like to volunteer, this event is a brilliant opportunity to find out first-hand about how you can become part of our Trust and the many different ways you can get involved or gain valuable experience".

The event is part of the Trust's ‘Medicine for Members’ series of events which are held regularly at the Trust’s four hospital sites at The Royal Oldham, North Manchester General, Fairfield General and Rochdale Infirmary. These events give the public, staff and the Trust’s public members the opportunity to learn more about the how the Trust works. The Trust currently has 11,000 public members.

The event will run from 2.00pm and 4.00pm and is taking place at the Postgraduate Centre, North Manchester General Hospital. Light refreshments will be provided.

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email ft.membership@pat.nhs.uk