Have you ever wondered what the inside of an operating theatre looks like? Or what goes on behind the scenes at a hospital?
An open day at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre will give you just that opportunity – and more.
The hospital is opening its doors and areas usually closed to the public, on Saturday 7th November between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
It will be a great opportunity to get to know what goes on at the hospital and to meet the team – especially as the hospital will also be celebrating its sixth anniversary
Visitors will be able to have a go at keyhole surgery; check how effective their handwashing technique is at getting rid of germs; try CPR (basic life support); take part in an X-ray quiz; and try matching surgical instruments to the operations they are used for.
There will be the chance to look round the ward to see what the rooms are like (either one, two or four-bedded) and take a look at the hospital’s specially designed room for patients with dementia.
Basic eye tests and blood pressure tests will also be available, as will demonstrations of the innovative Packet Physio app – designed to help patients manage their physio exercises before coming to hospital and after their operation.
The hospital’s Patient Forum will be in attendance, and they will talk to people about how they can get involved in the running of Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre. The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and St. John’s Ambulance will also be there, as will Healthwatch.
Everyone who comes to the open day will be entered into a free raffle with the chance to win some super prizes.
If you are interested in a career with Care UK at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre or Devizes NHS Treatment Centre, the Care UK HR team will be on hand with information about current vacancies and other opportunities.
Pamela Mackie, Hospital Director at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre, said: “Our open day will be a great chance to see behind the scenes at our hospital, and we hope that as many people as possible will visit us on 7th November. As a hospital providing only NHS treatments, we are part of the local health choice and people can speak to their GP or consultant and choose to have their treatments here.”