4 Mar 2020, 11:35 a.m.

As part of our work to achieve our vision of providing the Best Care for Everyone, we want to start a conversation with children and young people.

We're opening our doors to children and young people aged between 11- 18 years from across the county on Friday 27th March 2020 where we'll be sharing more information about our current services and the shape of future ones, as well as providing the opportunity to learn new skills at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester.

Around fifty young delegates will be able to get involved in a range of interactive activities such as first aid, resuscitation, mental health; offered guided tours of hospital departments as well as opportunities to find out more about careers and apprenticeships in healthcare.

We will also be recruiting for our new Youth Group to provide a regular voice for the youngsters of Gloucestershire at our hospitals.

Gloucestershire Hospital’s Youth Ambassadors Lily Walker and Rachel Gadsden are helping to organise the event and are looking forward to meeting young people like themselves who are passionate about getting involved, as Lily explains: “It is a great opportunity for young people in Gloucestershire to have a say in what they think we should provide to improve confidence levels of teenagers and young people when accessing the services provided at the hospital.”