Last Week we celebrated Health Care Science Week by showcasing some of the work the scientists working at our hospital get up to.
Every lunch time, there was a stand in the canteen focused on a different scientific specialism. Fellow staff and members of the public had the opportunity to see and try first hand some of the work scientists get up to in our hospital. Our trainee health care scientists captivated the public by inviting passers-by to detect lesions in mammograms, match chromosomes, order blood sample test tubes or to use a mock Geiger-Muller counter (radiation detector). This gave the public opportunity to ask more about our work and the science career opportunities available in the NHS.
During the week, 6 different science departments opened their doors and delivered a tour of their department so that other hospital staff could meet their team members and get a taste of the important work done by healthcare scientists.
This was the first year the Royal Surrey County Hospital joined the national HCSW celebrations and overall it was a success, with both the public and hospital staff learning about and even being surprised by the fantastic work that goes on ‘backstage’.