Hospital open day

Two health bodies are celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday by inviting the public, staff, friends and family to an open day festival and joint annual meeting at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. It is on Saturday 28th July from 11am-3pm.

The open day will enable people to go behind the scenes at the hospital and enjoy live entertainment, food and free fun activities for the whole family.

A central health fair will feature information stands by many of the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust’s clinical departments as well as other health and care links, such as Healthy Minds Bucks, giving the public a closer look at what services are available to them locally. There will be mini-health checks available alongside information on what people can do to keep themselves and their families fit and healthy.

Visitors will be able to go behind the scenes by booking onto tours, including visits to the mortuary and day surgery at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. There will also be a number of activities for children, including a teddy bear trail through the hospital, with prizes to be won. Festival-goers can also see a variety of performers including local band OMJ, who will be playing jazz through ages, transporting people from the 1940s through the past seven decades to the present.

The joint AGM, involving Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Buckinghamshire Care Commissioning Group, is planned to run from 11.45am to around 12.30pm. This is also open to the public who will be able to hear about their work during the past year.

Trust chief nurse Carolyn Morrice said: ‘The open day is an opportunity for communities across Buckinghamshire to come together and celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions and to find out what their local health and care services have to offer to keep them healthy and well for the next 70 years. It should be fun day out for the whole family.’


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