Takeover Day


Takeover day is a national project in which young people have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of adult roles. Not only is this a great opportunity for young people to gain an insight into work and possibly different careers, but it also enables orgaisations to gain valuable feedback, from a young person’s perspective.

We started the day meeting Dorothy Bean, clinical lead for the childrens hospital, and interviewing her about her job and thoughts on young people’s health services. Then we had a brief tour around a few departments within the childrens hospital. Whilst we did this we were looking at the artwork in the corridors and discussing ways in which it could be improved. The hospital radio then gave us the opportunity to go and see what they do and to take part in a show to promote the youth service and all the good work it does with young people. After lunch young people had the opportunity to go and shadow staff in their roles within the childrens hospital. Placements included E17, D33, Hospital School, Childrens Outpatients, NUH Charity, Surgical day unit and the youth service.

To finish off the day we will be having a question and answer session with senior management, to hear their views and opinions in relation to health services for young people.

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