We’ve set up a youth group to help improve our services by involving children and young people at Gloucestershire Hospitals.

About Gloucestershire Hospitals’ Youth Involvement Group

Our youth group is led by young people with support from people who work at Gloucestershire Hospitals.

Our youth group is about to start work on projects including:

  • providing better service to children and young people during a pandemic
  • easing the move from children’s services (paediatrics) to adult services
  • developing ‘golden rules’ for good care, highlighting what young people need when they are being cared for at our hospitals
  • teaching young people about their rights as a patient at our hospitals

Our youth group gives young people the chance to work closely with hospital staff to improve services. The benefits of joining the youth group include:

  • improving patient care in Gloucestershire
  • experience planning events
  • activities
  • competitions
  • hearing from guest speakers

Members of our youth group also get access to skills training like resuscitation, and the opportunity to learn more about careers in the NHS, apprenticeships and volunteering.

Get involved

If you are aged between 11 and 25, you can join our youth group, become a youth ambassador and be part of our hospitals. We want to make sure young people have a voice, and our youth group will give you the chance to:

  • make a difference
  • meet other young people in hospital and health services
  • have a voice and be listened to
  • be involved in decisions which will positively impact young people who use our hospital services in the future

Lily is a member of the youth group and a youth ambassador, and says: “It’s 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.”

Find out more information about general volunteering opportunities at our hospitals.

Information:

To join the Youth Involvement Group please contact the Communications and Engagement Team.

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