We’re opening our doors to everyone!

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Come and visit us at Derriford Hospital on Saturday 19 March 

We are opening our hospital doors to everyone on Saturday 19 March for our Open Day 2016.

We would love you to come along to Derriford Hospital between 10am and 2pm and see what goes on at our Trust.

We are working hard to create an event that offers something for everyone, including:

  • Step inside an operating theatre
  • Meet our military staff
  • Bring your Teddy Bear to our Teddy Bear Hospital
  • Visit our Careers Fair
  • Try hands on resuscitation practice
  • Learn about our Surgical Robot
  • How clean is your mobile? We’ll swab it and find out
  • Take on our nutrition test
  • Find out about medical research and take part in a fun mini-trial
  • Hop aboard our Patient Experience bus!
  • Discover our Discovery Library & Plymouth Medical Society’s Historic Collection
  • iLiveiGive… find out more about organ and blood donation
  • Go for a behind the scenes tour
  • Have a health check
  • Try a taste of hospital food
  • Moving you safely: our Manual Handling Team explain how
  • A tour of the incinerator
  • A nature walk through Bircham Valley
  • Light a candle and enjoy a moment of peace in our chapel
  • …and much more!

There is no need to book. Just turn up and you will be welcomed.

Amanda Nash, Head of Communications and the organiser of the event, said: “Our last Open Day, in 2013, attracted thousands of visitors and was a great success. We hope to repeat that this year and have even more interesting stands and interactive displays spread around our site.

“For the first time this year we have developed an Open Day app so that everyone can see what is going on, where and when by simply downloading it onto their mobile phone. For those who are not smart phone users we will also share an Open Day programme via our blog.

“On the day we will also be providing maps in the programmes and there will be signposts and volunteers around the hospital to make sure you can find what you’re looking for.

“Please do come and join us and bring your family and friends. Whether we are your local hospital or your nearest specialist centre, we hope we can help you find out a little bit more.”

To download our free Open Day app, scan the QR code (or visit http://m.appbuild.io/opendayt) from a compatible Apple or Android device and you will be taken to iTunes or Google Play to download the app.

QR Code for Open Day app

If you are not a smartphone user, a copy of the programme is available here.

This event has been made possible through the support of Charitable Funds Committee and some of the many, many generous donations given to the hospital by patients and their families. Thank you.


Download our free Open Day app here

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