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Insight into Airedale Hospital’s work
7:00am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
Seven-year-old Theo Lloyd, of Steeton, tries out the artificial cave at the Airedale Hospital open day
Hundreds of people of all ages attended an open day at Airedale Hospital.
A huge range of attractions was on offer, with activities taking place in the hospital’s education centre and a marquee in the grounds last Thursday.
A 90-foot cave plus cave and rescue vehicles, as well as a children’s Life Education Bus, were among the draws.
There was also a chance to discover how realistic wounds seen in movies are created.
Pets as Therapy dogs were present, there were fitness taster sessions and blood pressure, height and weight checks.
Fire and ambulance service vehicles proved popular, and there was the opportunity to try a surgical techniques simulator, enjoy a hospital tour and sample new patient menus.
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust chairman Colin Millar said: “We were delighted so many people came along to our event and there was so much interest in what is going on in our hospital.
“All our teams – including maternity, endoscopy, surgical assessment, pathology, pharmacy, stroke services, nutrition, therapy services, community nursing, our charities, volunteers and hospital governors – were on hand to answer questions. They worked really hard to make sure the event was a success.”
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