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    I am thinking of getting work experience in a hospital. I am in the process of writing the e-mail, just need to know what to say in the means of what I can do for them. Its work experience not really expecting them to say yes, but if I give them reasons on what I can do they may consider it? I can only give it a shot.. has anybody any examples of duties I can carry out... I was thinking cleaning, bringing breakfast into the patients etc.. Thank you
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    (Original post by heffo)
    I am thinking of getting work experience in a hospital. I am in the process of writing the e-mail, just need to know what to say in the means of what I can do for them. Its work experience not really expecting them to say yes, but if I give them reasons on what I can do they may consider it? I can only give it a shot.. has anybody any examples of duties I can carry out... I was thinking cleaning, bringing breakfast into the patients etc.. Thank you
    Chances of getting work experience are slim - you will be behind the future medics, doctors, physios etc. Volunteer instead - offer to fund raise, be a helper on various desks, help in the shop etc
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    Just sign up to be a volunteer! I've been lucky to get 7 months on the ward since I signed up Contact the voluntary department
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    (Original post by heffo)
    I am thinking of getting work experience in a hospital. I am in the process of writing the e-mail, just need to know what to say in the means of what I can do for them. Its work experience not really expecting them to say yes, but if I give them reasons on what I can do they may consider it? I can only give it a shot.. has anybody any examples of duties I can carry out... I was thinking cleaning, bringing breakfast into the patients etc.. Thank you
    Have you considered doing a stint as an HCA - that is what most nursing students do before / during these studies?
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    I'm sorry I'm from Ireland, not the Uk have no idea what a stint is
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    (Original post by heffo)
    I'm sorry I'm from Ireland, not the Uk have no idea what a stint is
    Basically they mean getting a job as an HCA for a short period of time.

    Anyway, if you want an actual chance of getting experience in a healthcare setting, don't both writing emails to admin but have a look to see if your local hospital(s) have a volunteering page and see if they are recruiting for ward support volunteers etc. I also suggest having a look at care homes and hospices.
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    (Original post by heffo)
    I'm sorry I'm from Ireland, not the Uk have no idea what a stint is
    Yes, a temporary job I mean. You would get to work with nurses, student nurses and get paid too (not a lot - mind you)!
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    i did for a while shaves feeding making tea and other tasks like that. obviously no nursing or care roles. even bed making. it all helps the ward. and the staff love keen sensible folks
 
 
 
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