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Open day is held at Airedale Hospital's operating theatre
8:00am Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
A chance to find out how to mend broken bones was just one of the activities on offer at an Airedale Hospital operating theatre open day.
More than 250 people of all ages turned out to the event last Saturday.
Other highlights included an opportunity for children to meet Sydney the skeleton and dress up in gowns and masks, see inside a bladder and stomach and find out how to do keyhole surgery.
People could also learn about hip and knee replacements, eye and cataract surgery and understand how the hospital helps its patients make a speedier recovery.
Bridget Fletcher, chief executive of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We were delighted that so many people came along to the occasion and that there was so much interest in what is going on in our operating theatres and surgical services.
“All members of the theatres’ team worked hard to make the event a success, and were on hand to answer any questions and reassure people who were apprehensive about coming in for operations.”