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Lights, camera, action as Trust and college work together

New College students Students from New College Pontefract have helped Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to develop and film two training videos to be used across its hospitals.

The students spent a day filming for ‘End of Life’ Care training and work experience films at Pinderfields Hospital. They were involved in all aspects of filming including interviewing Mr Sanjib Majumber, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Trust. The students gained real hands on work experience that will help with their studies and qualifications. The students also gained valuable knowledge and understanding of what life is like for healthcare workers in a hospital environment.

Sarah Yeadon, the Trust’s Support Staff Learning and Development Officer who helped link the two organisations, said:  “The project has taken a few months of planning and both the staff and students have put a lot of hard work into the designing and production of the film to a very high standard.”  

The  A-Level media students involved in the project were Ryan Seager (project manager), Ellie Lightowler, Phillipa Salisbury, Poppy Hollis, Michael Brown, Bailey Poching, Nick Waite, Shelby Sinar and Kyle Pallister. Staff from New College were Anna Levick, Paul Barr, Danielle Maibaur and Dave Hickling.

Anna Levick said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for the students to have a real work experience with a real client and to a real deadline. We want to thank Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust for giving us this excellent opportunity.”

Ryan Seagar said: “I gained a lot of insight into how the real business works.”

The video will be used in colleges and schools in the Wakefield and North Kirklees district to promote the work experience programme as well as encouraging school leavers to think about a career within the NHS.  The End of Life Care training video will be used by qualified staff at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.  

Sarah Chappell, the Trust’s Clinical Educator for the Trust said: “I would like to say a big thank you to New College. The day was really positive with a great atmosphere and both pieces of work are a credit to the students and staff involved in filming and will be a valuable resource to the trust.”