Smiles all round as community brave the rain for hospital open day

ON Saturday, 22nd July, Salisbury District Hospital opened its doors to the local community.

More than 700 people braved the rain to have a fun-packed walk around the hospital site. Visitors had the opportunity to view the new surgical robot, have a go on the life-like simulation dummy, and understand more about bones, joints and radiography.

Children were able to take their favourite toy for a health check, and all visitors could view the new ward build, talk with the emergency services, including the Air Ambulance, and learn more about how the hospital manages waste, maintains the site and reduces emissions.

Melanie Whitfield, chief people officer, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome our community onto the hospital site, show how our hospital functions and introduce the amazing teams who come together every day to deliver outstanding care.

“The smiles and buzz across the site were terrific, as everyone, staff and visitors alike, were having a good time, despite some rather tricky wet weather conditions.”

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