Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating a year of anniversaries, with the hospital being 80 years old and the NHS 75, and on Saturday 22nd July, it will be holding the first in a generation Open Day.
The event will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the opening of the US Army hospital on the Odstock site and the NHS 75th birthday.
Chief Executive Stacey Hunter said: “Everyone at the Trust is excited to welcome our community onto the site to visit and witness many of the fascinating things that go on in our hospital and find out more about what we do to provide quality care to our patients. We are delighted to be able to provide fun and entertainment for the whole family at what will be a most enjoyable community event.”
The event is open to everyone in the community and will include a variety of activities on the day, with something for everyone. Several departments will be showcasing their services enabling visitors to learn more about our hospital and hospital life. Visitors will get to see life-saving robots in action, have a tour of the hospital site, and view the new ward being constructed.
Most importantly, children are asked to bring their favourite toy, teddy or T-Rex with them for a full health check by the hospital children’s health team.
In addition, blue light services will be present with vehicles and crews to talk about their work on the front line. A fun and educational event for all, there will be live music, ice cream & food available, and lots of activities for children!
The Open Day will be held 10am to 2pm on Saturday 22nd July.
Parking will be free 🚗