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Students get stuck into surgery

Created on 25/08/2016 @ 05:33
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Students from Welshpool High School are among dozens that are getting an insight into working at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

The local students have joined others from across Shropshire and Mid Wales for work experience week, which includes shadowing different wards and departments, learning about different roles within the Trust and having a go at surgery in a ‘mock-theatre’.

Operating Theatre Live, a touring company which showcases careers in medicine, transformed one of the hospital meeting rooms to enable students to experience a theatre environment. Activities included learning about types of treatments and dissecting real anatomical specimens such as pig hearts and brains.

Allen Edwards, Training Advisor at RJAH, has been working closely with the students. He said: “It’s been a fabulous experience. All the students have really embraced it. For me, it’s inspiring to see these kinds of opportunities for young people. Everybody seems to have got a lot out of it.”

PICTURE: Students dissecting an eye as part of the theatre day include Megan Wilde from Welshpool High School (right).

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