On Friday 6 August, Maddie Naden and I travelled to Waitakere Hospital where we were taken on a tour through their emergency department by Kia Ora Hauora - an organisation focused around supporting Maori and Pasifika students through university.
The day started with a tour through the emergency department where we came across things like the resuscitation rooms, COVID-19 rooms and the rooms kept especially for the young children coming through emergency. This time was also an opportunity to have a chat with some of the doctors and nurses and get to know what their lives were like working amongst it all.
After lunch, we were split off into groups and sent to three different simulations. The first was learning how to put on a temporary splint, the second was a simulation around resuscitation of new burns, and the third was focused around IV insertions and medication.
Overall, it was a really good day where we all learnt so much about ourselves, and the future careers that we are leaning towards.
Janaye Burns (Year 11, Middlemore)