MORE than 100 students attended Dolgellau Hospital’s open day to learn about the variety of jobs available within the hospital.

The pupils from Ysgol Bro Idris and students from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Dolgellau campus were provided with a tour of the hospital to meet with a range of staff who work in different departments.

The open day was organised by the hospital’s outpatient team, who were overwhelmed with the response from their local school and college.

Senior nurse Anne Thomas said: “The day was a huge success. All departments were enthusiastic about their own specialities and decorated their rooms with displays, balloons and posters.

“The students were taken round in small groups to each department and finally to the conference room with our recruitment team, Bangor University, NVQ and our Robin volunteers so they could discuss how to achieve their career choices.

“It was fantastic to have the catering team present, as well as a large catering course group who came from the local college to find out more about working within catering in the NHS.

“Our main aim was to encourage young people to think about working in rural areas by showing them how much goes on in the hospital.

“It was a fantastic day and I’d like to thank everyone who came and supported the event.”

Gwyn Owain Rowlands, programme area manager for the arts, media, health and care for Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Dolgellau, said: “We would like to thank the team at Dolgellau Hospital for holding the open day.

“The feedback from the students and the staff has been very positive and they enjoyed the experience.

“This is a big help for us as regards to students seeing the range of occupations available in the NHS.”

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