NHS careers day for East Yorkshire pupils

The NHS in Hull has opened its doors to the Children's University.

Children from across East Yorkshire will have the chance to experience life within the NHS today.

Rose James, the Partnership Manager at the Hull and East Yorkshire Children's University, says:.

"A lot of children may be aware of being a doctor or nurse but their view of careers of the NHS is very limited.  There are over 300 jobs in the NHS and we think it's really important that they get to see how many jobs and opportunities there are for them."

Schoolchildren will get the chance to don surgical gowns, and learn how A&E staff deal with emergencies.

The event at Hull Royal Infirmary will welcome 60 primary school pupils.

Nicki Sparling, the deputy lead nurse at the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group, says the NHS needs to inspire young people:

"The NHS is currently facing a number of challenges in terms of workforce recruitment and retention and we want to inspire these young people today to think about opportunities that are available to them in the NHS."

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