BRI-nging the hospital to the patients
Showcase event celebrates city’s hospitals
If you needed your stomach muscles tightening or your blood pressure taken then Bradford Royal Infirmary was the place to be last week as its doors were thrown open to the public for a chance to see the work going on and hear about plans to improve services in the future.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals held its annual open event on Thursday 17th September with people taking advantage of the opportunity to quiz staff, including managers and clinicians, on what was happening in their hospital.
Field House on the BRI site was transformed for the showcase and visitors were able to take part in interactive displays, view exhibits and see demonstrations throughout the evening.
Chief executive Professor Clive Kay said: “This event gave us the opportunity to celebrate and see the many great examples of work going on in and around our hospitals on a daily basis.
“It also gave the public, our members and governors a glimpse of how we strive to put patients first in everything that we do and the lengths we go to in providing innovative services of which we are very proud.”
Many departments of the hospital were represented - from dietetics and diabetes to physiotherapy, dementia and elderly care.
The infection control nurses were on hand to reiterate important messages to the public and staff in their joint efforts to prevent the spread of bugs within the hospitals, while electronic patient records staff explained the many benefits of the safer and more efficient care that the Trust’s new, multi-million pound system will provide when it goes live next year.
Radiology staff demonstrated cutting edge technologies such as cardiac CT, new MRI sequences and ultrasound machines, while the dementia team showcased their work which is leading the field nationally.