Open day at Wonford hospital
PUBLISHED: 18:01 17 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 15 June 2010
The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital is hosting an open day on Saturday, July 5, to celebrate 60 years of the NHS and the bicentenary of the West of England Eye Unit.
The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital is hosting an open day on Saturday, July 5, to celebrate 60 years of the NHS and the bicentenary of the West of England Eye Unit. Visitors to the Wonford site will be able to meet frontline hospital staff and enjoy behind the scenes tours. There will be also be health information stands, NHS careers advice and jobs and charity stalls. The event is being opened by Exeter city MP and health minister Ben Bradshaw.The Mardon neuro-rehabilitation centre, which is near the Wonford hospital site, and Mardon League of Friends are holding a summer fayre and barbeque from 1pm until 8pm.The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital provides acute hospital services to around 350,000 people in Exeter, East Devon and Mid Devon, and offers specialist services such as cancer care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopaedic surgery, paediatric care and renal services to residents from further afield in Devon, and in Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.Most of the Trust's services, including specialist units such as the West of England Eye Unit, the internationally renowned Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre and the purpose-built Centre for Women's Health (the home of maternity, neonatal and gynaecology services), are based at the main hospital in Exeter. Across the services, the hospital has around 850 inpatient beds and more than 60 day case beds. During 2007/08 the Trust spent around £286 million and employed almost 6,000 people to provide healthcare services for the communities it serves. In April 2004 the hospital was one of the first ten NHS Foundation Trusts in the country.The open day will run from 11am to 4pm.
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