Open day for Bridlington Hospital’s 30th birthday

Bridlington Hospital
Bridlington Hospital

Bridlington Hospital will be throwing its doors open to the public this summer to mark the site’s 30th anniversary.

Visitors can go behind the scenes of the building, taste test hospital food, and look inside an ambulance at the open day on Saturday, July 7.

A spokesman for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “Visitors will be able to visit the flagship mobile chemotherapy unit, visit the wards, take a unique behind the scenes tour of the hospital, taste food in the canteen and much, much more.

“For the younger ones, they can jump on board visiting emergency response vehicles, call in at the outpatients department to have a plaster cast, dress up as a surgeon for the day and even watch our surgeons hard at work as they perform ‘operations’ in the theatres.

“For anyone interested in working in the NHS, there will be careers information available, NHS health trainers will be on hand to offer advice on how to stop smoking and information on healthier living, as well as colleagues from Infection Prevention promoting good hand hygiene.

“Not forgetting that the NHS is turning 70 this year, there will be photographs and images on show telling the story of bygone years.

“The event will be supported by colleagues from York Teaching Hospital Charity who will be organising a teddy bear hunt and tombola courtesy of the Friends of Bridlington Hospital.”

The event will free and open to everyone, with refreshments and free parking available.

Bridlington Hospital opened for the first time in March 1988, replacing three other hospitals in the town.