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The Royal Surrey Wants You to See Its ‘World Class Healthcare’ at First Hand

Published on: 23 Aug, 2023
Updated on: 26 Aug, 2023

The Royal Surrey County Hospital

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is opening its doors and inviting the community to discover the world-class healthcare available on their doorstep.

On Saturday, September 23 from 10-3pm, visitors are invited to experience the hospital in Guildford, Surrey, like never before.

Guests will have the opportunity to tour a cutting-edge operating theatre and take part in virtual surgery by getting behind the controls of one of the Trust’s state-of-the-art robots.

Free health checks will be on offer including blood pressure and prostate tests, with visitors being the first to view Royal Surrey’s new mobile prostate cancer testing “bus” which will soon take to the road.

There will also be the chance to see healthcare professionals treat simulation patients, learn lifesaving skills, find out about some of the 350 careers in the NHS, as well as hear the exciting plans for the future of the organisation.

Louise Stead, CEO

Louise Stead, chief executive, said: “We are really excited to be welcoming the community back into the Trust and inviting them to experience the hospital like never before.

“Normally people only visit us when they are ill or need our help, but this event offers them the opportunity to gain insight into the work of a busy NHS hospital and meet some of the amazing staff that make up our Royal Surrey Family.

“There really will be something that will appeal to all ages to enjoy.”

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Guildford’s MP Angela Richardson said: “It is wonderful to hear that our fantastic Royal Surrey is hosting an open-door event for our community next month.

Angela Richardson MP

“I know just how much people in Guildford value the care that the Royal Surrey provides and many will welcome the opportunity to see behind the scenes.

“Visitors will be able to see first-hand the crucial role that technology plays in our healthcare services through the operating room tour and virtual surgery simulations.

“I encourage people of all ages to get involved with this event and participate in the health checks, careers talks and interactive sessions that are being offered.”

And Guildford Liberal Democrats commented: “It will be a unique opportunity for people to see first hand the incredible work of our NHS and learn more about the careers possible in the organisation.

“The event will allow members of the community to gain insight into the vast array of services that the RSCH provides to support and care for local people and to meet the dedicated, hard-working people who provide the round-the-clock care we all know.”

Those attending will be able to see a series of interactive zones, including surgical innovation, heart health, learning, and kids’, created at the hospital in Egerton Road, Guildford.

The open day will also bring together several local organisations and charities to highlight the breadth of healthcare services available across the region.

Find out more about the event here including how to find us and where to access our free parking.

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Responses to The Royal Surrey Wants You to See Its ‘World Class Healthcare’ at First Hand

  1. Mark Stamp Reply

    August 23, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Our MP encourages us to get involved and show how much we value the service. Maybe she can do her part and get involved with showing healthcare professionals how much she values the service by ensuring the government pays them adequately and fixes the systemic problems in the health and social care sectors which her party have been running for 13 years.

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