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26 January 2018

Cardiff and Vale College students help Rookwood Hospital staff Chill in the Chapel

Complementary Therapies students from Cardiff and Vale College have helped NHS staff at Rookwood Hospital to kick-start the hospital’s centenary with a chance to Chill in the Chapel.

Level 3 Complementary Therapies students Sue Coombs, Paul Musgrove, Courtney Rosser and Rebecca Xerri were invited to Rookwood by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Engagement Lead Simone Joslyn. To help hospital staff concentrate on wellbeing, the NHS had arranged a ‘chill out’ event in Rookwood’s chapel where the students performed hand and arm, neck and back and foot massages under the supervision of Lecturer Sarah Hurley.

Working alongside massage therapists from Anuerin Bevan Health Board, the learners saw and performed treatments on more than 60 members of Rookwood’s staff.

The Anuerin Bevan Health Board therapists have agreed to come in to the College for a class visit after Easter. They will give a talk to the Level 3 Complementary Therapies students on the career paths available to them and their own experience of working in the NHS.

The learners’ visit to Rookwood was supported by CAVC Employability and Progression Officer Alys Jones. CAVC EPOs provide advice and guidance to the College’s students on work experience, placements and provide support to gain essential skills to gain employment.