Student nurses and student midwives at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust saw their regular coffee club at the North Devon District Hospital lecture theatre on Friday, May 15 turned into a celebration event to thank them for their dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Band 4 Aspirant Nurses (ie third year in the last six months of training) and Student Midwives – end of programme – were each presented with a personalised mug made by a local photographer – Sarah Farley of Fotoworld, Barnstaple. The presentations were made by our chief nurse, Darryn Allcorn, pictured with some of the students.
NDHT currently has 24 students on placement this year from Plymouth, Kings College London, Coventry University, and Oxford Brookes University.
They’ve really enjoyed their training with us – this is what some of them had to say:
“My placement on Roborough Ward so far has been amazing. I have been very welcomed as part of the team and very well supported. I have been given many learning opportunities already and can’t wait to expand on this. The Clinical Training Team have also been great during this transition, making sure everything has run as smoothly as possible as well as being a very supportive team”- Band 4 Aspirant Nurse.
“I feel really lucky to have returned to NDDH as a student midwife and been given the opportunity to complete my training. All staff have been incredibly kind and welcoming. Thank you to everyone.” Band 4 Student Midwife – End of Programme.
“I started my placement 4 weeks ago. At first I was really nervous when I started because everything was uncertain. This new position itself was scary for me; however, when I started I had a lot of people supporting me. The Clinical Training Team was very helpful making sure all of us students were settled within our allocation. I really feel that the NDDH has really tried to accommodate and welcome us.”- Band 4 Aspirant Nurse.