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    (im assuming it means you see patients for a short period of time/emergencies, is it just like a big A+E?)

    confused !
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    (Original post by asaaal)
    (im assuming it means you see patients for a short period of time/emergencies, is it just like a big A+E?)

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    In what context?

    Acute hospitals are the majority of hospitals. Community hospitals are for more medically stable patients who need continuing rehabilitation.
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    It just means a normal hospital. Its 'acute' because you're [supposed to be] only staying there when you have an acute illness.

    People generally use the term when they're trying to emphasise problems with discharging patients who aren't sick. That or they're trying to make their job sound more interesting.
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    It just means a normal hospital. Its 'acute' because you're [supposed to be] only staying there when you have an acute illness.

    People generally use the term when they're trying to emphasise problems with discharging patients who aren't sick. That or they're trying to make their job sound more interesting.

    Well I'm applying for a post at Burnley General Hospital and i need to say why I'm interested in their hospital (but i don't really know, its just close to home) so i want to make them sound good and say I want to work in a general hospital as opposed to university hospital etc but I don't know how to big them up about being general hop?
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    (Original post by asaaal)
    Well I'm applying for a post at Burnley General Hospital and i need to say why I'm interested in their hospital (but i don't really know, its just close to home) so i want to make them sound good and say I want to work in a general hospital as opposed to university hospital etc but I don't know how to big them up about being general hop?
    That's irrelevant in healthcare. Tailor your personal statement to the job requirements and person specification. That's what gets you points and hopefully an interview.

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    (Original post by asaaal)
    Well I'm applying for a post at Burnley General Hospital and i need to say why I'm interested in their hospital (but i don't really know, its just close to home) so i want to make them sound good and say I want to work in a general hospital as opposed to university hospital etc but I don't know how to big them up about being general hop?
    I don't think they're going to be that bothered. In fact, excessive flattery would probably sound ridiculous and be seen for what it is.

    Brief, positive comments about the NHS as a whole would probably serve your intentions better, but as above I don't think this needs to be a big deal.
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    I don't think they're going to be that bothered. In fact, excessive flattery would probably sound ridiculous and be seen for what it is.

    Brief, positive comments about the NHS as a whole would probably serve your intentions better, but as above I don't think this needs to be a big deal.
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    That's irrelevant in healthcare. Tailor your personal statement to the job requirements and person specification. That's what gets you points and hopefully an interview.

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    I have an interview and they usually ask why I want to do my training with that hospital (all the training is the same for all pre-reg students). They're a general hospital so i can't say 'because you specialise in blah blah and i find that field interesting' .. so i don't know what to say?
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    (Original post by asaaal)
    I have an interview and they usually ask why I want to do my training with that hospital (all the training is the same for all pre-reg students). They're a general hospital so i can't say 'because you specialise in blah blah and i find that field interesting' .. so i don't know what to say?
    They may ask, but it won't be the thing that scores you the points in interview (i.e. your clinical knowledge will).

    Have you heard that its good for supporting pre-reg pharmacists? Have you worked there before as a student (always good to go somewhere familiar). I don't think its unreasonable to say it close to home, meaning you don't have to commute and will be in a better place to focus on work.
 
 
 
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