Warrington and Halton Hospitals

Open day on Sept 7th

Visitors to the operating theatresWarrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s annual hospital open day is coming to Runcorn’s Halton General Hospital and Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre on Sunday 7th September.

The event is taking place between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 7th September and the public are invited to come and see behind the scenes at their local hospital.

There will be tours of operating theatres, wards and other departments, stalls offering health advice, talks from nurses and doctors from the hospital teams and demonstrations from the emergency services. There’s also plenty for families to do with face painting, a bouncy castle, giant operation game, music and performances during the day. Community groups and other health partners will also be on hand and running stalls and there’s career advice for people considering a career in the NHS.

The open day will be based at the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre

The main event will take place in and around the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre which is the hospital’s orthopaedic surgery centre located at the back of the hospital site. Tours will run to departments at the main Halton General site during the day. You can read more about the event here.

The day concludes with the Warrington and Halton Hospitals annual members meeting at 3pm in the hospital education centre where people can come and find out more about how the hospital trust performed over the last year and the trust’s plans for the future. Click here for the agenda.

This is the fourth year of the hospital family open day which has been held at Warrington Hospital in the past and regularly attracts up to 700 visitors. Hospital staff are urging residents from Halton and the surrounding areas to get the date in the diaries and make the event a big success.

Mel Pickup, chief executive at Warrington and Halton Hospitals, said:

“We’re really pleased to bring our open day to Halton General and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre this year and we’re hoping for a great turnout. Our tours behind the scenes give people a chance to see parts of the hospital that they don’t usually see and it’s a chance to find out more about us and what we’re doing at the hospitals.

“We’ve got lots going on through the day and it’s a perfect event for the whole family to drop in and see the fantastic facilities we have at the treatment centre and Halton General. We know how much pride there is in the hospital amongst local people and the site is busier than ever so we’re delighted to give people the chance to come and find out more about us.”

Published: 28/08/2014

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