Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is opening its doors and inviting the community to discover the world-class healthcare available on their doorstep.

On Saturday 23 September from 10-3pm, visitors are invited to experience the hospital in Guildford, Surrey, like never before.

Guests will have the opportunity to tour a cutting-edge operating theatre and take part in virtual surgery by getting behind the controls of one of the Trust’s state-of-the-art robots.

Free health checks will be on offer including blood pressure and prostate tests, and visitors will be able to see healthcare professionals treat simulation patients, learn lifesaving skills, find out about some of the 350 careers in the NHS, as well as hear the exciting plans for the future of the organisation.

Louise Stead, Chief Executive, said:

We are really excited to be welcoming the community back into the Trust and inviting them to experience the hospital like never before. Normally people only visit us when they are ill or need our help, but this event offers them the opportunity to gain insight into the work of a busy NHS hospital and meet some of the amazing staff that make up our Royal Surrey Family. There really will be something that will appeal to all ages to enjoy.

The event will see a series of interactive zones, including surgical innovation, heart health, learning, and kids’, created at the hospital in Egerton Road, Guildford.

The open day will also bring together several local organisations and charities to highlight the breadth of healthcare services available across the region.

Pop along and meet some of the Royal Surrey Charity team at our charity bake sale - find us in the main reception, opposite Costa, from 10am-2pm. If you're a baker and would like to donate shop bought or home-made baked goods, please get in touch

Find out more about the event on Royal Surrey's website including how to find us and where to access free parking.