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Right Arrow Hundreds see behind the scenes at hospital open day
13 June 2011 at 16:40
Hospital staff lifted the theatre curtain on their work at Ormskirk and District General Hospital’s open day on Saturday (June 11).

Hundreds of visitors, including the Mayor and Mayoress of West Lancashire, Cllr Rob Bailey and Mrs Sue Murrin-Bailey, were treated to displays by staff from across Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Among the attractions were behind-the-scenes tours of the theatres, pharmacy and laundry, competitions, health promoting activities and dozens of stands explaining the work of Trust staff in hospital and the community.

Children – and some adults – were also entertained with face-painting, a pedal-powered smoothie-maker and a life-size game of operation. Youngsters also brought their teddies to the fracture clinic for “broken” limbs to be set in plaster.

Trust chairman Sir Ron Watson CBE said: “Keeping people healthy and making them better when they’re poorly takes the dedication of nearly 3,000 Trust staff across north Sefton and West Lancashire.

“I was delighted so many people came to celebrate their work and find out more about what goes into making the amazing work they do possible.”

The Trust will hold a second open day at Southport and Formby District General Hospital on Saturday 2 July between 10am and 4pm.

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. Since 1 April 2011, it is also responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

2. Picture shows Emilie Pinnington, Kay McMahon and Thomas McMahon, all of Ormskirk, with their cuddly toys’ limbs safely plastered at the Ormskirk hospital open day