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West Mid opens its doors for fun filled Open Day

15 September 2015

West Middlesex University Hospital’s third annual open day took place on Saturday 12 September, and once again proved hugely popular with the local community.

West Middlesex University Hospital’s third annual open day took place on Saturday 12 September, and once again proved hugely popular with the local community. The hospital was transformed into a sea of colour and activity as staff and volunteers came together to showcase the hospital’s broad range of services to a range of eager visitors.

With around eighty different stalls, free health checks and behind the scenes tours, the open day was an opportunity for people to visit the hospital, learn more about its services and chat to staff who deliver care to patients every day. There was also live music and entertainment throughout the day.

From audiology through to X-ray (not to mention Zumba classes!), a huge range of West Middlesex’s services were represented, alongside a number of their partner organisations with whom they work closely to provide a seamless experience for patients, such as Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group.

One of the most popular areas for families was the children’s zone which was run by the hospital’s paediatric department. This included lots of activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, and magic shows, with their paediatric classroom impressing judges Nick Gash (former chairman of West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust) and Lucy Connolly (Director of Nursing and Midwifery at West Middlesex) so much that it was crowned ‘Best Stall’ on the day. 

Also popular was the careers zone, with experts on hand to give information and advice on the many and varied careers available in the hospital and wider NHS. 

Staff from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital also took part and were on hand to provide information on the recent integration and to discuss the benefits this will give patients at both hospitals.