Extraordinary everyday workshops Saturday June 8th and June 9th 2013
Go behind the scenes of the NHS with a selection of hands-on workshops at Sandford Education Centre in Cheltenham.
The incredible skill and expertise behind the doors of Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital will be brought to life as visitors find out about everything from the voice box to knees – and much in between.
Members of the public have the opportunity to take a look for themselves during the extraordinary everyday event on Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th organised by specialists from Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals, as part of The Times Cheltenham Science Festival.
This unique event gives everyone the chance to have a go with some of the most cutting-edge equipment available in healthcare and see, for example, how virtual reality is transforming the care and treatment of patients and the training of doctors.
During the weekend around 30 specialists will be on hand to demonstrate their skills, share their experience, show people how to use the equipment and talk to the public.
Three themed workshop packages are available: Intricate Operations, No More Scalpels and Emergency Trauma. Each of the three workshops features three different specialist views and are repeated on both days – giving everyone the opportunity to experience all of the workshops if they wish.
The event is also suitable for families and who might like to visit the free Have-a-Go Healthcare Science Zone featuring virtual ear surgery; the impact of light on diagnosis; the truth behind the healthcare headlines and much more.
The Science Zone is open from 9am – 4pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June. The emphasis in both the Science Zone and the workshops is on trying your hand with some of the incredible technology available.