Sunrise Senior Living has launched its first student nursing placement programme at Sunrise of Sonning in Reading.
Annegy Mataso last month became the first student to take part in the five week programme which is being run in partnership with the University of West London.
Carmela Magbitang, General Manager of Sunrise of Sonning, said: “I am really pleased to have been able to get the placement programme off the ground. This project has been a personal passion of mine and I am really looking forward to working more closely with Annegy and all future students.
“These individuals will be exposed to a whole new side of nursing and will have the opportunity to gain real practical experience, to enhance what they are learning at the university. It’s only been a week and the team have already taught Annegy so much – we want all students to be able to become the best nurses they can be and there is no greater feeling than helping them accomplish this. I have a great interest in mentoring and I know a lot of the team at Sunrise of Sonning do too. We hope the students have a wonderful experience here.”
Annegy added “I am so grateful to be the first student who has been accepted to do their placement at Sunrise of Sonning. Carmela has been very welcoming. She took me around the care home and showed me the community, I met some residents and other staff, who have been really supportive.”
For more information about this placement scheme, or to speak to one of the team, please contact Sunrise of Sonning on 0118 207 2723.