Students were given an x-cellent introduction into the world of Radiography by experts at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to celebrate World Radiography Day.
The Trust’s Radiographers hoped to inspire the next generation by opening up their department along with sharing their experience and knowledge.
Nationally, there is a shortage of radiographers so members of Team QEH organised the event on Wednesday, November 8, to encourage more people to think of a career in the profession.
Deputy Service Manager Adele Abbott said: “Radiography is an exciting career and plays an important role in the diagnosis of health conditions and contributes to patient treatment plans.
“We wanted to highlight the opportunities available as a profession along with promoting the facilities on offer at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital as part of the World Radiography Day celebrations.”
Students were able to tour the department to look at some of the equipment which is used at the hospital along with having presentations on Radiography as a career choice. Advanced Practitioner Reporting Radiographer Jeff Chung also shared some of his experiences during two talks.
Students from College of West Anglia, Springwood High School, King Edward VII Academy, Downham Market Academy, Thorpe St Andrew School, Jane Austen College, Sir Isaac Newton School, and Dereham Neatherd High School attended the morning session.
Mrs Abbott said: “We had some really positive feedback from the event and students were impressed with the quality of equipment and the support we can offer.”
If you would like to learn more about a career in radiography at The QEH contact Clinical Educator Cheryl Bedford by emailing Cheryl.Bedford@qehkl.nhs.uk
Pictured from left Nikki Laird, Adele Abbott, Chrissy Hoare and Anna Bartram during the event
Radiographer Jeff Chung during World Radiography Day