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Visitors will see if they can cut it in Airedale Hospital’s theatre department
12:52pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
Visitors will see if they can cut it in Airedale Hospital’s theatre department.
People can try their hand at being a surgeon during an open day this Saturday.
A host of other hands-on activities will also be on offer at the event, between 11am and 3pm.
Children will be able to meet Sydney the skeleton and dress-up in gowns and masks, which they can then take home.
There will be information about anaesthetics and, using a mannequin, how to look after a patient’s airway. People can learn about the best way of washing their hands, with a magic box that highlights areas missed.
And there will be displays, health advice, details of career opportunities, a treasure hunt and refreshments.
Free parking will be available in the outpatients car park.
Bridget Fletcher, chief executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is a really interactive, hands-on event and children love it.
“Everyone is welcome, just turn up on the day.
“It's also a good opportunity for people to ask staff questions. We hope it will help de-mystify some of the hospital procedures and reassure people who are apprehensive about coming in for operations.”
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