A group of local students have experienced working in nursing and social care outside of the NHS.
Access to Nursing, Health and Social Care and Childhood Studies students at Cornwall College Saltash visited Children’s Hospice South West as part of the Widening Participation project.
Children’s Hospice South West provide care for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services.
Access to Health and Social Care student, Amanda Smith, said the facilities at Little Harbour are “amazing”.
“The rooms are beautiful. The staff that showed us around were wonderfully informed and the whole hospice had a lovely feel,” she continued.
“Little Harbour would be a fantastic charity for us to support with our fundraising in the future.”
Access to Nursing student, Sally Harrison, said all of “the rooms were wonderful and fully engaging”.
“The visit was a real eye opener to care out of a formal clinical setting,” she continued.
“The whole experience has made me think how rewarding it would be to work in a hospice.”
Access Lecturer, Norma Barrett, said it was an “interesting and emotional experience for the Access to Nursing, Health and Social Care and Childhood Studies students.”
“The amazing work of the Children’s Hospice is always a revelation and will be a useful platform for fundraising activities at the College by these groups.
“Access to Higher Education remains a valuable tool to allow people to change career direction; experiences such as this visit cement the students’ learning.”