Harrison Cooke aged 10 from St Margaret’s at Hasbury Church of England Primary School, Halesowen is the winner of the ‘NHS of the future’ drawing competition.
The competition launched by Dudley CCG back in April 2018 attracted numerous entries from primary schools across the borough with more than 170 children sending in their ideas.
Harrison impressed the judges the most with his invention to aid memory loss. He produced a detailed drawing of his invention which he called the ‘Memory Retrieval Headphones’ which scans the brains of people suffering from memory loss and projects the image onto a TV screen connected to the headphones.
Accompanied with a well-written description of how the headphones work, the entry was of high quality and really impressed the judges.
Laura Broster, Director of Communications & Public Insight said; “We were especially keen to involve children and young people in our celebrations, using the birthday as a chance to explore what it is like working in the NHS and helping to capture their imaginations as they learn about exciting breakthroughs in medical science and look back over how things were done 70 years ago.
This was a unique opportunity to work with young people to reflect on what the NHS was like at its inception 70 years ago and what it might look like in another 70 years.
We would like to say a massive thank you to all of the children who sent in their ideas, they were all wonderful.”
All of the entries were displayed at the NHS70 Birthday Party held last week at Brierley Hill Civic Hall and were shortlisted by Paul Maubach, Chief Executive Officer at Dudley CCG, Richard Corner, Interim Head of IT at Dudley CCG and Fastaid Black Country.
The winning entry was chosen Ian Austin MP during the event, he said; “I was delighted to choose a winning entry, it was very difficult because they were all brilliant but I thought Harrison’s design was absolutely fantastic.
“It was great to attend the NHS70 celebrations and I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard for the NHS and to care for people in our community in Dudley and across the country.”
The prize for winning the competition is CPR training for Harrison’s school provided by Fastaid Black Country which has been funded by Alscient.