Hundreds come to see behind the scenes at theatres open day

Posted on October 15, 2018 by AireAdmin 2 Comments

Hundreds of people came to Airedale hospital on Saturday as the department opened their doors for the public to look behind the scenes at the ever popular theatres open day.

There was fun and education for the whole family and the chance to meet the people behind the masks.

People had the chance to find out how the body works using Sidney the skeleton, have a go at fixing broken bones and get hands on with the equipment used during surgery. For those interested in working in the NHS, there was also careers information available.

There was also a tombola and all the money raised will go towards improvements in the theatres department including wall murals to create a more welcoming environment for children.

Katie Lister, Head of Communications at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said: “It was a fantastic day for all those who came along and in particular the event helps children who may have to come into hospital feel more comfortable in the surroundings. These visits really help demystify hospital procedures and help take away any fears.”


  • Helen Jackson says:

    Wonderful day, well done. Lovely to see some of the staff (even my theatre nurse from an op I had 6 weeks ago). Fascinating to see some of the equipment, and as stated above help demystify some of the procedures and highlight some of the invisible work done by so many people in helping all patients feel relaxed and recover. Children especially liked the hands on and informative ‘games’.

    • AireAdmin says:

      Thanks Helen, glad you enjoyed it! We enjoy the day, it’s great to see so many people coming to look round and find out more about what we do in theatres.

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