Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (EBME) apprentices Alex and Ryan have been praised for their wonderful work ethic and important roles within the trust.
EBME Apprentice Engineer Alex Bentons’ job consists of fault finding, problem solving and servicing of medical equipment.
When asked what he enjoys most about working in the EBME department he said:
“Engineering is a new area for me so I am enjoying learning a new skill set which I can put to good use in the future to help departments in the hospital. It makes me happy when others are appreciative of my effort and work carried out.
The 26-year-old added:
“At college, I have learned how to use machines such as lathes, mills and welding which I never thought I would do and at work I have learnt to look at problems from different angles in order to try and find solutions.”
Apprentice Medical Engineer Ryan Allsopp’ job entails skills such as servicing and repairing various different pieces of medical equipment.
When asked what he enjoys most about working in the EBME department the 20-year-old said: “I enjoy working with really nice and friendly people the most.”
Head of EBME Michael Koushi said:
“Ryan and Alex are such important apprentices for the trust and are protecting the future for the EBME Department.
“They are currently doing wonderful work to help adapt the fetal monitors for maternity to work on Badgernet which is an innovative wireless system that lets you monitor patients on a screen without needing to print.
“Their work ethic is outstanding and we should acquire more apprentices for the future to maintain an experienced workforce and to make sure we can transfer skills and have the skills when personnel retire.”
When asked how they felt to be working on the fetal monitors Alex said:
“We have finished adapting these monitors so that they are compatible with Badgernet. It went well and I feel privileged to be a part of something that I know in the long run will be a huge convenience to many staff on the maternity wards. I understand that if this is successful, paper won’t be needed as all patient data will be stored online ultimately saving the trust further costs.”
While Ryan added:
“I love working on a project like this as it’s interesting and keeps me busy. It’s also nice to look at something and stand back and say, yes I did that.”