Hospitals open doors to the public in major showcase event
Insight into the benefits of a multi-million pound cancer body scanner, displays from numerous hospital departments and a peep inside the Big Brother-style operating theatre are just some of the attractions on offer at Bradford Teaching Hospitals open day next Wednesday (Sept 14).
The event which is free to the public sees the Foundation Trust throw open its doors to give people the chance to discover what work is going on across the organisation.
Chairman David Richardson said: “If you are interested in seeing what brilliant facilities and services we are providing here in Bradford then please come along to our open event and see what we have to offer.
“An interactive stand displaying the benefits of our PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography) scanner service offers a fascinating insight into an exciting new type of imaging from our radiology department.
“This scanner looks much like any other body scanner but PET-CT is different in that it works by highlighting the over-use of sugar (a substance which cancer generally overuses), helping to pinpoint cancer more accurately than ever before, leading to more appropriate and accurate treatment options for the patient.
“This really is cutting edge technology and whether you are a patient, a student interested in pursuing medicine or a member of the public fascinated by the technology that we use, the open event is an excellent way to get to know what developments are happening at your local hospital.”
Visitors to the open event, which takes place next Wednesday (Sept 14), will get the chance to tour the Foundation Trust’s new simulation centre and technical skills laboratory.
There will also be interactive displays from many of the different hospital departments and services in the marquee situated within the grounds of the BRI.
The event runs from 2pm to 6pm.
The public are also encouraged to attend the Foundation Trust’s Annual General Meeting which will be held beforehand, at 1pm, in the Sovereign Lecture Theatre.