Beth Hawitt
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

First-hand healthcare experience

A placement at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital helped Beth enhance her learning, develop new skills and set herself targets to get the most from her time at Edge Hill.

Beth worked in several wards, laboratories and clinics, giving her a broad insight into how the hospital works and allowing her to interact and learn from different healthcare professionals, patients and families. She gained experience of working with a range of conditions, including asthma, eczema, cystic fibrosis and cancer, as well as developing practical skills in play therapy and lung function assessment.

“I set myself skills and targets for this placement to help me with my future employment. I gained confidence, independence, experience of doing things on my own and the ability to ask more questions to benefit my own knowledge and practice.”

Beth Hawitt