Hospital open day promies to be a cracker 

Indian Dhol drummers
Indian Dhol drummers

Would you like to see behind-the scenes at one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts?

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust holds its annual open day from 11am - 2.30pm on Saturday, July 7 at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow.

It coincides with the NHS’s 70 birthday and visitors can enjoy a free fun-packed day including live music, dancing, face painting, magic shows and guided tours of facilities including an operating theatre, radiology and the dental education centre.

Meet Thor the Hawk, wander through a giant inflatable bowel, have your arm put in plaster and visit the decontamination tent  as well as chat to more than 70 stall holders representing various departments and associated organisations.

These range from organ donation, cancer awareness and Brent Integrated diabetes Team to Brent Carers and Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group.

A range of consultants, surgeons, doctors and nurses will be on hand to chat as well as representatives from the Police, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and Army Medical Services Reserves.

Highlights of the day include:

·         Indian Dhol drummers

·         Kids zone with face painting, balloon modelling and magic

·         Steel Pan Academy

·         Irish Dance Academy

·         Singer and guitarist Atul Radia

·         Live broadcast from Radio Harrow.

Chief Executive Dame Jacqueline Docherty, said: “The Trust’s services are at the heart of the community across North West London and everyone is welcome to come along and find out about the excellent work that we do. As a major local employer we also have a number of exciting job opportunities which you can find out about on the day. 

Car parking is free in designated areas. You can see a full event listing at www.lnwh.nhs.uk/openday