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Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust manages two hospitals, Stafford Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital. We provide healthcare to people in Stafford, Cannock, Rugeley and surrounding areas serving a population of around 276,500.

Trust offers chance to tour Operating Theatres at Stafford Hospital

31 December 2012

Stafford Hospital is throwing open its operating theatres to the public for tours on Saturday January 26 from 10am – 3pm. Booking is essential.

Come along and speak to surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and other theatre staff and find out about the patient journey through surgery.

The half hour tour is based on advances in keyhole surgery and will include demonstrations of the latest technology in laparoscopic bowel (keyhole) surgery, showing off the Trust’s new high definition camera and screens.

The public will also have the opportunity to try their skills and coordination using a simulator and instruments. Representatives from suppliers will also be on hand to show off the disposable instruments used during procedures and people will be invited to handle these amazing pieces of technology. Also included is a tour of the anaesthetic room, recovery and patient intubation plus much more.

Although this is a Members' event, non-members are welcome and there will be an opportunity to join the Trust on the day, though this is not essential.

Anyone wanting to attend this event should call 01785 887504 or email membership@midstaffs.nhs.uk to book a place, numbers are limited.  Time slots every half hour from 10-3 will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Editors Notes


• Not all the Theatres will be taking part, as some will be in use for patients.  The event is taking place on a Saturday to enable the participating theatres to be deep cleaned before use the following week.

• For those who would like to join the Trust on the day, membership is free of charge and people can choose how much time they put in – from receiving information and updates to becoming actively involved in the work of the hospitals. Please use the above contact details for further information.

Issued By : Communications Team
Tel No        : 07773 048641
© Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, 2011