The Prince of Wales meets young NHS workers

The Prince of Wales visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital today to meet young people who gained employment with the NHS after receiving support from The Prince's Trust.

In the past year, The Prince's Trust Health and Social Care Partnership has offered 820 jobs in the sector to young people. Before taking part in the charity's Health and Social Care programmes, many young people had been long unemployed or lost their jobs during Covid-19. The programme helps build confidence and teaches new skills - it also offers the chance to apply for jobs on completion.

The Prince was joined by Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and they met hospital staff, paramedics, and Volunteer Responder crews at the hospital, and viewed Chelsea and Westminster’s onsite cinema. The cinema offers patients and their families the opportunity to relax and watch films when not having treatment.

In January, The Prince's Trust ran its first programme aimed at helping with the vaccination process, offering young people jobs in support of the vaccine rollout across the Solent area.

To end the visit to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, The Prince of Wales planted a commemorative tree.