The visit of 55 children from local schools is one of a number of activities that have been developed by staff in Pathology and ArtCare to mark National Pathology Week. It will also give adults information on hospital sciences and children activities that complement the work they are doing for their GCSEs. These include:
· A website that provides a historical timeline of the key dates in the pathological sciences of genetics, microbiology, haematology, histo and chemical pathology, together with general information on future developments and careers. This can be found at the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory website at : www.wrgl.org.uk/NPW/Index.html
· Poster display in Springs Restaurant, Hedgerows Coffee Shop, Level 3 and 4 of the hospital and in the Pathology waiting area.
· Slide show running in the Pathology waiting area
· Pre-booked dedicated workshops and interactive activities for children from local schools
Tamara Everington, Consultant Haematologist said: “This year, National Pathology Week concentrates on the heart and we have developed an extensive range of information that will interest adults and children and a number of interactive activities to help these children with their own studies.”
Dr Everington added: “Although the heart is the main focus this year the new website will have more general information about the science of pathology and, for children, there is a wide range of invaluable information about pathology and careers that will give them a fascinating insight into this area of science, which could be a starting point for an exciting and enjoyable career in the NHS.”
Notes to editors
Important notice for reporters and photographers.
Reporters and photographers are invited to come along to see children from local schools taking part in the interactive activities at Salisbury District Hospital on Wednesday, 4 November at 11am. Please contact Patrick Butler (details below) if you would like to attend.
Eleven schools in Salisbury, south Wiltshire and north Dorset are taking part in the interactive activities at Salisbury District Hospital on November 4. The activities are split into five workshops, with the first group of schools sending five children each to the morning sessions. The next group of schools will send five children each to the same workshops that were run in the morning. The schools taking part are:
St Edmunds Girls School
Kingdown Community School (Warminster)
Shaftesbury School (Shaftesbury)
South Wilts Grammar School for Girls
St Joseph’s Catholic School
Bishop Wordsworth School for Boys
Avon Valley College (Durrington)
Trafalgar School (Downton)
If you would further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170