Gainsborough: John Coupland Hospital have been nominated for an award which recognises its great work experience opportunities for schools

John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough. (G951CE)
John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough. (G951CE)

A team from John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough have been nominated for The EBP Investors In Education Awards, in recognition of partnership with local schools and for providing high quality work experience opportunities.

Donna Phillips, Clinical Nurse Educator at LCHS and her team at John Coupland Hospital were nominated by Janet Thorpe who co-ordinates the work experience at Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough.

Janet Thorpe, Work Related Learning Co-Ordinator at Queen Elizabeth’s High School, said: “Students come back from their work experience at John Coupland ‘buzzing’ about the activities they have been doing.”

“The tasks Donna puts in place are as varied as a hospital environment will allow and the students who have carried out their work experience at John Coupland have all gone on to pursue a career in some aspect of medicine.”

“Donna herself is brilliant to work with.”

“Her proactive organisation means she has places allocated for Year 10 students by the end of October for work experience the following July.”

Donna said: “We’re delighted to be nominated for the award. I thoroughly enjoy arranging the placements and seeing students blossom in confidence during their time with us.”

“Seeing the nervous students pre-placement and then seeing the difference when I attend their post placement presentations are the school is so fulfilling.”

“We have to remember that these students are our workforce of the future and deserve this investment that we give them.”

The team will find out if they have won at a special ceremony in Grantham.