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Departments that don't accept work experience placements

Unfortunately certain areas of the Trust are not able to offer work experience, this is due to potential psychological or physical risks to students.

These are the current restricted areas where we are unable to place students:

  • Accident and Emergency
  • Contraception and Sexual Health Services
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Family Planning
  • Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Macmillan Services
  • Mortuary
  • Mental Health
  • Paediatrics, including Community Dental
  • Palliative Care Services
  • Maternity, SCBU
  • Safeguarding Children / Child Protection
  • Surgical (including procedures in podiatry and dental)
  • Theatres (including GI Endoscopy, Day Surgery and Recovery)
  • Urgent Care Centres.

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham