The team at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre are opening their doors to the public on June 26 for a day of hospital tours, information stands and mini health checks.
There will also be a chance to view the centre’s new £1.4m orthopaedic operating theatre, opened earlier this year by Falklands War veteran Simon Weston. The new theatre has increased the centre’s capacity to carry out major orthopaedic procedures such as joint replacements by almost one-third.
The event, at the centre in Lindrick Way, Chesterfield, runs from 10am to 4pm and offers a rare opportunity to view the hospital’s wards and modern diagnostic imaging services. There will also be a chance to view the equipment surgeons use to carry out operations and also the opportunity to chat with the theatre teams who carry out more than 4,000 procedures a year.
Members of the team will be on hand to offer visitors mini health checks, including measuring height, weight and blood pressure, and there will be information available on a wide range of healthcare issues, as well as details of the services available at the centre.
Hospital Director Steve Booker said: “Our open days are always popular: last year we had more than 600 visitors. As well as the mini health check, we know that people love the behind-the- scenes tours, and this year we have opened up tours to our diagnostic imaging services, such as MRI and X-rays.
“The team will also be challenging people to take on the Glow Box test. The test reveals just what dirt is left after you have washed your hands. Thoroughly cleaning your hands is an important skill and here at the centre we are very vigilant maintaining the highest levels of hygiene, which is why, in our 11-year history, we have never had a hospital acquired infection.”
Health information from the Barlborough team will be complemented by visitors from Derbyshire Carers and the British Red Cross who will have stands at the event.
For more information contact: 0333 200 4066 or visit barlboroughnhstreatmentcentre.nhs.uk