Care home visit creates valuable connections

Staff and residents at Reigate Beaumont care home welcomed in 20 Lower Sixth students on Wednesday 17 January to explore career opportunities in social care. The group included students applying to study Medicine as well as those following the College’s wider Careers in Health Pathway.

Following a presentation from Senior General Manager, Pramojil Kurian, students were shown around and explored the diverse roles that contribute to running a large residential care community.

Lower Sixth student Niamh said, “Visiting Reigate Beaumont gave me an amazing insight into the dedicated and incredibly rewarding day-to-day lives of carers. I want a career in healthcare, and it was great seeing such a hardworking team of people working together to ensure a great quality of life for all the residents.”

Fellow student Ellie said, “Seeing how the multi-disciplinary team works together in a community setting was so valuable. I hope to become a doctor, so it was an honour to be able to speak to residents about their experience in the care home. It really reiterated the importance of patient-centred care to me.”

Liz Sanders, Director of Pathways, said, “Everyone from physios, nurses and carers through to administrative, hospitality and maintenance staff play an important part in making a residential care feel like home. Thanks to everyone at Reigate Beaumont for facilitating such a valuable visit for our students.”

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