Warrington and Halton Hospitals

Open Day: Warrington

Warrington Hospital is opening its doors to the public with its sixth Hospital Family Open Day and first combined Careers Fair on Saturday 2nd July 2016.

The event will be opened by new Mayor of Warrington Cllr. Faisal Rashid at 11am and this is a chance for the people of Warrington to learn about the work of the hospital, find out how to improve their health, gain advice on how to make the most out of hospital services and perhaps even find a job!

Hosting a Careers Fair for the first time at Open Day the employment and staff engagement teams will be on hand to provide more information on the hundreds of different NHS opportunities beyond nursing and medical - with exciting new apprenticeships for those interested in getting into Warrington’s biggest employer

There will be a series of tours throughout the day including the ever-popular operating theatres, maternity and cardiology units. For the first time the ‘Forget Me Not’ dementia unit will take a single tour at 1.00pm specifically for those with special interest in dementia. The main event will see WHH’s Trauma Team work alongside Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in an exciting demonstration rescuing a driver from the result of a road traffic accident.

A wide range of health information stands include: stroke awareness, WHH Charity the Paediatric team and the Resus challenge. Warrington and Halton Carers Centres and the Red Cross will join many local traders and LIVERWIRE will lead the fitness and health offering with the opportunity to hop on the smoothie bike and make a healthy drink.

Entertainment throughout the day includes the beautiful voices of St Alban’s Catholic Primary School and bluegrass band; TheGrasshoppers. Open day starts at 11am through to 3pm on 2nd July in and around the main entrance, Kendrick Wing and the education centre at the hospital. Onsite parking is free throughout the event and limited places on the tour of the ‘Forget me Not’ unit can be pre-booked via foundation@whh.nhs.uk.

Mel Pickup, chief executiveof Warrington and Halton Hospitals, said:

“We are opening our doors to our local population to learn a bit more about their hospital, their health and their opportunities at Warrington’s biggest employer.

” We are really proud of all that we do and of our fantastic WHH staff who go above and beyond every day to keep our patients safe and well. This is the chance to see a little bit more and have a peak behind the scenes. More than 400 attended our open day at Halton last year and we look forward to seeing many, many more this year!”

Published: 14/06/2016

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