Excitement is building at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as staff make the final preparations for this weekend’s Open Day.
Visitors will be able to learn more about the busy hospital and its recent successes during Sunday’s event along with enjoying a host of fun activities.
Emergency vehicles will be attending the event, which runs from 10am to 3pm, plus there will be a number of stands.
Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive, said: “We hope as many people as possible will join us on the day, which has been organised to celebrate how far the QEH has come in recent years.
“As an organisation we are on a journey towards excellence and our achievements to date are something which should be celebrated not only by our staff, who have worked so hard, but also by the community we serve.
“The Open Day is an important opportunity for people to see both the transformation to the hospital building, in terms of our new Theatres and our new Breast and Midwifery Led Birthing Units, but also see how we are working to ensure we continue to provide an excellent standard of care to our patients.
“We are very lucky to have staff who are passionate about the hospital and have put in a tremendous amount of effort to put on this event. Many will be giving up their day off to be here and share their important work with the community.”
As well as a helicopter from the East Anglian Air Ambulance, an ambulance and a fire engine all on display, children will be invited to join a fun Bug Hunt and bring their wounded toys to be treated in the special pop-up toy hospital located in the Roxburgh Children’s Day Centre.
The X-Ray department, which has recently undergone a £1 million refurbishment project, will be open along with Day Surgery, Resus and many other areas of the hospital.
Visitors will also be able to have their blood sugar and pressure tested on the day thanks to the Diabetes and Cardiac Rehabilitation services.
Colleagues from the Guide Dogs Association, Deaf Association, Mind and the Red Cross, which runs a support service to help patients after they have been discharged from hospital, are also taking part.
Refreshments will be available in The Hub, the hospital’s restaurant, plus there will also be face painting. Parking is also free during the day.