Young patients take charge at the hospital

Youngsters and staff who took part in the Takeover Challenge Day at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Youngsters and staff who took part in the Takeover Challenge Day at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

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Youngsters from across the Fylde coast took charge at the Victoria Hospital to run several departments.

The young people, many of them patients at the Whinney Heys Road hospital, were taking part in the national Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge.

They took over departments including medical photography, communications, and patient experience for the campaign, which sees organisations across England opening their doors to young people to take over adult roles.

Alex Sagar, 15, from Lytham St Annes High School, said: “When you think about hospital you only really see doctors and nurses but the benefit of days like today is you see the wide range of jobs on offer that you didn’t always know existed.”

Morgan Leather, 14, who spent time with staff in the children’s unit, added: “I think Takeover Day is a fantastic idea and a great experience for young people. It was good fun to interact with people and exciting.”

And Hannah Fletcher, 17, from Blackpool Sixth Form, said: “It’s good to get to see what staff do at work and also see patients and their experiences in hospital.”