A former student who was so fascinated by his two weeks work experience with the audiology team at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital that he went on to take a degree in the subject, is back at the QEH – working as a professional audiologist.
Sam Greenwood 23, pictured, of Walpole St Peter, will be working in the audiology department at the hospital until September, when he joins a private practice.
His career started around five years ago when he was studying Health and Social Care at the College of West Anglia.
For his two-week work placement he chose audiology at the QEH – prompted by the fact that his 13-year old sister, Hattie, is profoundly deaf and now hears thanks to an implant.
After completing his college course, he completed a degree at the University of Southampton.
He said: “I was the first student they had ever had in the audiology department at the hospital, so I feel my achievement is a credit to the whole team. Everyone was very supportive and made me feel very welcome.”
QEH audiology services manager, Mark Brindle, said: “Sam spent some months with us on placement while undertaking his degree course. His achievement has been remarkable and we are fortunate to have him back working here over the summer. He has a great career ahead of him.”
So what would Sam have been doing if he hadn’t found his calling? He said: “I like to think I would have been a rugby player – but I think I have made the right career choice!”