Salisbury Hospital to host open day to mark 80th birthday

SALISBURY Hospital is hosting a ‘first in a generation’ open day this month.

The facility is marking its 80th anniversary this year with a day of events on Saturday, July 22.

It will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the opening of the US Army hospital on the Odstock site, as well as the NHS’ 75th birthday.

Chief executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Stacey Hunter, said: “Everyone at the trust is excited to welcome our community onto the site to visit and witness many of the fascinating things that go on in our hospital and find out more about what we do to provide quality care to our patients.

“We are delighted to be able to provide fun and entertainment for the whole family at what will be a most enjoyable community event.”

The event is open to all and will include a variety of activities on the day, with organisers promising something for everyone.

A number of departments will showcase their skills, with visitors able to see life-saving robots in action, have a tour of the hospital site, and view the new ward being constructed.

In addition, blue light services will be present with vehicles and crews to talk about their work on the front line, alongside live music and activities for children.

The open day will run from 10am to 2pm and parking will be free.

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