Thames Hospital took out the Wintech student choice award for best Waikato clinical placement recently.

“Thames Hospital is beyond excited to receive the award,” said Waikato DHB’s associate director of nursing Cheryl Atherfold.  As part of Wintech graduation week students gets to nominate the best clinical placement and this year it had gone to Thames which Atherfold described as a ‘magnificent achievement’ as Waikato DHB provided in excess of 25,000 nursing student days per year.

The Thames Hospital is part of the Thames,Hauraki and Coromandel service and it delivers an initiative focused on a rural student pathway.

At the award presentation Thames Hospital was cited by Wintec students for its professional coaching from the experienced and compassionate registered nurses in the inpatient units. The students felt supported in experiential learning with a high degree of supervision and professionalism.


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