8th October 2015 – Drop in and see what happens in Airedale’s operating theatres

Posted on October 8, 2015 by AireAdmin

Come behind the scenes and find out how health staff can repair you at a Theatres Open Event at Airedale Hospital.

There will be fun and education for the whole family and a chance to meet the people behind their masks on Saturday 17 October, 11am – 3pm.

Find out how the body works using Sidney the skeleton, have a go at fixing broken bones and see how staff replace hip, knee and shoulder joints and use your skills to use a kit for practicing keyhole surgery during the event. You can also practice removing kidney stones and have a look inside the bladder of a hospital mannequin.

There will be information about breast surgery and reconstruction; how staff look after you during surgery when you’re asleep and what helps people to breathe during operations. Visit the health awareness corner to get measurements of your height, weight and BMI and find out how effective you are at washing your hands using a magic light box that displays germs.

For anyone interested in working in the NHS, there is careers information available on training.

Children can have fun in the plaster cast corner, decorate the corridors with their hand print and dress up as a surgeon for the day.

Claire Tilley, orthopaedic team lead at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is a great opportunity to see behind the doors of an operating theatre and find out more about how we care for you and your family.

“We are planning a fun and interactive event and staff are really looking forward to it. Refreshments are available and lucky bags for children who manage to follow Sidney’s map and collect their stamps.”