On the 11 and 12 October, a small group of Year 11 and 12 students (Allysah, Nylah, Salani and Lucy) participated in the JCU Heroes in Health Program at the Rockhampton Mater Private Hospital.
Throughout the program, we had the unique opportunity to explore nursing, medicine, and allied health career paths. During the program, we were also given the opportunity to speak directly to healthcare professionals about their progression into their careers and their journeys in the healthcare industry. Over the two days, we toured the hospital and were taken behind the scenes of an operating theatre where we saw a rare glimpse of knee surgery. A highlight of the program was touring the delivery ward, where we were shown a placenta. We learnt many skills over the two days, including suturing, the process of delivery, the anatomy of the placenta, CPR and general skills required when working in a ward. We would like to thank James Cook University and the staff at the Mater Hospital for facilitating and hosting the program. It was a great experience and would highly recommend the program to students in the future.
Year 11 Student