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Go behind the scenes at hospital open day

Poole Hospital Open Day

Local residents are being given the chance to go behind the scenes of Poole Hospital at an open day this Saturday (4 July) between 10am-2.30pm.

The day offers a chance to find out more about the hospital and its broad range of services as well as providing an opportunity to hear clinicians give a number of health talks.

Services from across the hospital, as well as health care partners, will have a range of stands explaining their work as well as offering visitors tours around a pathology lab, theatres, endoscopy, the private patient ward, radiotherapy and to see inside a pharmacy, laboratory.

There will be an opportunity to listen to health talks from the hospital’s clinicians in the hospital lecture theatre, timetable as follows:

  • 11am: Cardiologist, Dr Christopher Boos talks about how to maintain a healthy heart
  • 11.30am: Find out more about cancer care from consultant oncologist Dr Tamas Hickish
  • 12pm: Come and hear from our senior sister for older people's services Louise Coll who will be talking about dementia
  • 12.30pm: Hear about childhood allergies from Gaynor Shakesheff and the benefits of  distraction techiniques for children in hospital from childrens play specialist Caroline Fawcett.
  • 1pm: Our emergency consultant Dr Gary Cumberbatch will be talking about major traumas.

Interactive exhibition stands

There will be a chance to try on a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear warfare (CBRN) suits, learn CPR, have your BMI checked, have your face painted, take part in a chocolate trial, explore an ambulance and fire engine, find out more about the clinical services review, explore cancer services, critical care, child health services, and many more displays from across the hospital and our healthcare partners.

There will be a BBQ and cream teas, as well as activities for children.

Go behind the scenes

Tours will be available offering visitors the opportunity to look around a pathology lab, theatres, endoscopy, the private patient ward, radiotherapy and see inside a pharmacy laboratory.

The event takes place from 10am - 2.30pm on our main site on Longfleet Road.

Keep an eye out on our Twitter page @poole_hospital and website for more details as the event draws nearer.

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Tel: 01202 442269

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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