A TOTAL of 118 school pupils from as far as Stranraer and Biggar attended an Open Day at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Saturday.
The event was hosted by NHS Dumfries and Galloway to highlight careers within the organisation, and job opportunities within the region.
Interim Acute Lead Pharmacist Alison Bell said: “I would like to thank everyone for their interest in our first school’s open day.
“This event has generated a lot of positivity and interest in all the roles in the NHS and was really well attended, with great feedback.
“Thank you to the local schools for promoting this.
“There are challenges around recruitment into all of these roles, and I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to provide information on jobs available.
“NHS Dumfries and Galloway is a great place to work, and that was demonstrated on the day with all the passionate staff supporting this event, and I would like to thank all of them.”
The event was open to all secondary school pupils, but with a particular focus on S1 to S3 pupils – offering information and guidance around study options.
In addition to the 118 young people, the event also welcomed parents and guardians.
Visitors came from as far afield as Annan, Sanquhar, Castle Douglas, Stranraer and Biggar.
Staff really enjoyed meeting so many fantastic young people with so much to offer. There was lots of great interaction and sharing of information about careers within the NHS and opportunities in Dumfries and Galloway.