Live operation taking place at hospital open day

A live operation will be one of the activities that will be taking place at this Saturday’s hospital open day which runs from 10am to 4pm on 27th June at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The operation, carried out by consultant dermatologist Dr Nick Levell, will show a skin growth being removed and visitors will be able to view the surgery via a live television link in the Dermatology Department.  Numbers will be limited so visitors will be asked to book on arrival for this activity at the open day. 

The hospital will also be running a ‘Go Rabbit’ painting competition following the success of the Go Elephant project in Norwich last year.  The charity- funded hospital arts project has 35 life-size plaster rabbits which children will be encouraged to paint.  After the open day, the rabbits will be displayed around the hospital.  Art materials will be offered as a prize for the winning design. 

Visitors will also be able to find out more about their own health at the open day, or see what goes on behind the scenes in theatres, pathology, pharmacy, and cardiology. 

Those interested in a career in healthcare can take a look around the recruitment and careers fair.  All the activities are free and many are educational and suitable for children.  

There will be free entry to the event with no need to book in advance, plus free car parking.  For more information, go to or telephone 01603 287634.

Tuesday 23rd of June 2009 03:00:07 AM