Open day at Rockingham General Hospital

Open day at Rockingham General Hospital

EVER wanted to know more about the inner workings of an operating theatre without having to go under the knife?

Rockingham General Hospital will host a community open day on Saturday, November 17, giving people an opportunity to find out.

Nurses and surgeons will act as tour guides and take people through the hospital’s operating theatres, outpatient clinics, including chemotherapy, fracture clinic and the Day Therapy Unit.

The new paediatric ward playground will be officially opened, with face painters present to entertain any little attendees.

The playground features a dragonfly slide and Lego superhero montage wall.

A range of information stalls about aged care, mental health, Aboriginal health, maternity and much more will be on offer.

The open day is an opportunity to learn more about, and engage with, the services provided by Rockingham Peel Group (RkPG).

RkPG executive director Kath Smith was excited by the opportunity to showcase the great work being done across the health service.

“Rockingham Peel Group is a large and significant part of the local community and it is important that we continue to build relationships and engage with the community,” she said.

Short presentations will be held to give an insight into how the service delivers care to the community, as well as an opportunity to meet members of the South Metropolitan Health Service Board.

There will also be displays throughout the hospital, including research project posters and a gallery of photographs taken by clients of the RkPG Mental Health Service.